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  • Lankatilaka Temple

    Lankatilaka Temple

    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.

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  • Temple of the Tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa

    Temple of the Tooth Sri Dalada Maligawa

    The Temple of the Tooth is the most sacred Buddist shrine in the world. The magnificent shrine houses the sacred Danta Dhatu (Sinhala: Tooth Relic of Buddha) (left canine). The temple is located right next to the beautiful man-made lake Kiri Muhuda meaning Milk Sea in Sinhalese. The lush green ...

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  • Temple of the Gadaladenia

    Temple of the Gadaladenia

    Temple of the Gadaladenia is a sacred Buddhist site and consists of an ancient monastery built on a flat rock. This holy temple is essentially a stupa with four sided chapels containing images of Lord Buddha and wall paintings. According to an inscription in the temple, it was built by ...

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  • Maha Vishnu Devalaya

    Maha Vishnu Devalaya

    Maha Vishnu Devalaya is one of the four sacred devalayas associated with the Temple of Tooth. The devalaya is dedicated to the Hindu God – Lord Vishnu. Devotees from all over the world cove over to the temple to offer their prayers to the deity. Join in the prayers ...

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