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Kandy: Historical Three Temples All-Inclusive Tour

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Visiting three of the most ancient and historically important temples that are within an easy walking distance to another is a memorable expedition for a heritage lover. The three temples have been built in the 14th century.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Gadaladeniya an early 14th-century place of worship
  • View the grand architecture of the Lankatilaka Temple
  • Witness elaborate woodcarvings and pillars at Emebekke Devala
  • Admire the elaborate designs and wall paintings of Lankatilake
  • Learn Buddhist heritage, history and exceptional craftsmanship
Full description
Visiting three of the most ancient and historically important temples that are within an easy walking distance to one another is a memorable expedition for a heritage lover. The three temples (Embekke, Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya) have been built in the 14th century before the Kandyan Kingdom was fully established. This tour finished at approximately 12:30 PM, when you are returned to your hotel. 

Be picked up at 8:00 AM from your hotel lobby in Kandy. Arrive at your first temple by 9:00 AM. Embekke is a crafted work of wooden dedication. Look at the pillars or drum hall with unique designs on each side. Appreciate the care and effort in shapping swans, peakcocks, wrestlers, dragons and more. Hear about the history of this temple, and the importance it has represented for the culture. Visit Lankatilake Temple by 9:45 AM. Lankatilake is perhaps the finest temple in the district. An impressively solid-looking structure built on a huge rock outcrop and painted a pale blue rather than the usual white.  Then next visit Gadaladeniya Temple, built on a rocky outcrop and covered with small pools, the temple is reached by a series of steps cut into the rock. This Buddhist temple with a Hindu extension is a similar age to the Lankatilake Temple and the Embekka Devale.

Includes
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Water bottles during the tour
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities (Recommended)

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Meeting point

Centrally located hotels in Kandy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Kandy hotels

From £38.62 per person