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Nalanda Gedige

Matale 21152, Sri Lanka
+94 71 350 6861
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Matale 21152, Sri Lanka
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"hindu architecture"
in 6 reviews
"small temple"
in 5 reviews
"stone building"
in 3 reviews
"original location"
in 3 reviews
"kama sutra"
in 3 reviews
"bodhi tree"
in 3 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 28 reviews
"century ad"
in 2 reviews
"sigiriya dambulla"
in 2 reviews
"main route"
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"archaeological department"
in 2 reviews
"south india"
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"free entrance"
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"hydro power"
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"buddha statue"
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"visit this place"
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"lion"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank CatalystGopro
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It took me about 40 minutes from Matale in a car. Lovely. Its not that big but its really worth the visit. Dont rush - wander round and take in the buildings and the small information centre and museum. The fact that its the very...More

Thank JonnyWhitley
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

An ancient complete stone temple located at what is said to be the center point of the island, with well known Pallava architecture of Mahabalirupam in South India. In 1980 during construction of the Mahaveli river project and relocated to its current raised terrace 8m...More

Thank Guia L
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was just 01km away from main A9 road close to Nalanda town. One of the few places you can visit without paying entrance charges. It considered as center of Sri Lanka. Build in South Indian architecture and it housed Buddha's images. It can be...More

Thank Priyantha P
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Historically important place. It says that this is the right middle of Sri Lanka. Not too much locals visit this place.

Thank stardust93
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Aldekein
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Hello, I think the "Nalanda Gedige" is the correct location on google maps. but it won't show the correct location here on tripadvisor.
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