Lankatilaka Temple in Kandy

Lankatilaka Temple Overview

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On the outskirts of Kandy stands the unique Buddhist temple called the Lankatilaka Temple. Built of stone, lime plaster and bricks; the Lankatilaka Temple attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The temple is believed to be built in 1344 AD by King Buwanekabahu IV.

The architecture of the temple is a blend of Sinhalese architecture of Polonnaruwa period and of Dravidian and Indo Chinese style. Experts believe that the temple is a prime example of the Gedige type of Polonnaruwa architecture. Built on an uneven, large rock outcropping, you will find that there is not only religious piety at the temple but it also offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and paddy fields.

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