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Nalanda Gedige

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An ancient mysteries close to Dabulla .it,s more important place as archeological someone studying ancient building structure this is the key point to learn something .
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Matale 21152, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Located 1km away from the Kandy-Dambulla busy road. Very different from all the temples you will see in Sri Lanka. Very quiet place (3 people in the site when we came) and a very serene atmosphere with the beautiful lake behind. Definitely make a stop...More

Thank Benoit PA P
Reviewed 27 July 2018

If you are near Matale and you have some time, drop in for a quick visit to this ancient Hindu Temple. Entrance is free and it only takes a few minutes to check out. Also, there are some friendly dogs in the parking lot if...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped for 45 min at this dite on the way from Trincomalee (via Dambulla) to Kandy. This is one of the most well-preserved sites we saw in Sri Lanka. Not large but really beautiful with all carvings in stone still visible! It is only...More

Thank Daan77
Reviewed 2 July 2018

One of the more intricately done historical places in Sri Lanka is the Nalanda Gedige. Historically a gedige is part of a monastic building, specifically an image-house or pilimage. Nalanda is situated in the Matale area, some 29 kilometers off Aluvihare. The latter is well-known...More

Thank DamEcowalk
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It was baffling to see how the generations before us constructed this temple by identifying the center of Sri Lanka. Entrance is free so it's a must visit site. Don't forget to switch on Google maps and see for yourself as to how accurate this...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Serene temple near Matale, both Hindu and Buddhist. It is rebuild, after the lakes were created for hydro power. It has some nice carvings. Hardly any tourist seem to visit here, but if you're in the neighborhood I would recommend a visit. It has free...More

1  Thank JazzzminR
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

It's a convenient distance between Dambulla and Kandy so a decent rest stop. It's a beautiful little temple, admission is free, and it's also in a very peaceful setting. No crowds of tourists or people selling tat, just a car park and the temple. Well...More

1  Thank chrisheatons
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I was in this location few months before. Believe this is the center point of SriLanka. The original temple was remo ved few decades before as a result of dam and lake for the hydro power.(IN 1980 the Bowatenna reservoir built for hydro and this...More

Thank Hemantha perera p
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This temple was recently cut up into pieces and moved to higher ground, where it is now, otherwise it would have been at the bottom of the reservoir that surrounds it. A beautiful, very old temple, this is worth a small detour to see. Set...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A great example of South Indian style architecture in Sri Lanka The building was moved to its current location to save its loss in the waters of the nearby reservoir

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Aldekein
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