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Degaldoruwa Temple

Degaldoruwa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Jun 14, 2018
“Frescos”
May 31, 2018
“A scared quiet place”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Degaldoruwa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Amazing frescoes showing the life of the Buddha etc. Amazing monk showed us around and blessed us. No charge but donate.

Thank j_r_melvin
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is another scared place with history and with secrets. The monks do a great job keeping it's historic value safe. Visit this place to know more about it.

Thank Nuwanthi89
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Paintings in the period dating to 1745 AD. Beautiful. Very quiet and less touristic. The care taker was very helpful.

Thank Nayana B
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This temple is situated in the jungle outside Kandy and is hardly visited by tourists even though there is no entrance fee. The head monk will poen the temple for you and what a happy, jolly fellow he is.Inside there is a long reclining Buddha...More

Thank George H
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful temples u gave ever seen in my life the painting to the view of the surrounding to the dedication and passion. Of the people to up keep this temple was simply amazing to me thank you for such...More

1  Thank kerryannlaynebachan
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you are an art/history lover, this is a must see. This temple was commissioned in the mid 1700s by the Kandyan kings and is built between two large slabs of rock. Inside the shrine room, you will see the original paintings dating back to...More

1  Thank Mil412
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Close to our hotel,(well,2 km) it was something of a trek in the heat but surprisingly well presented and maintained.It is effectively a cave temple and very hot in the daytime but the paintings,colours and the reclining statue are quite superb and the equal of...More

1  Thank Replevin2015
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were escorted across the paddy fields to this ancient treasure by one of the garden staff from the Kandy House Hotel (about 2km). The key and temple guardian were fetched and lights turned on revealing a reclining Buddha in this rock temple. The faiding...More

1  Thank L0d0
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Just 5km away from Kandy close to Lewella is Degaldoruwa temple , a main tourist attraction. It’s a cave temple built by King Rajadi Rajasinghe in 1771. This temple is renown for paintings done on stone using natural colours depicting Jathaka stories. The temple shows...More

3  Thank travelwithkamal
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Simple site but very interesting cave paintings.As we had been explained these paintings are considered as temple paintings belong to the Kandyan era.

1  Thank nandanak
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