Nalanda Gedige
Nalanda Gedige
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Lise M.
Siem Reap, Cambodia69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Good free stop on the way.
10 min or less to visit
+ very local toilet
A Relaxing temple, to do bare foot, not hot and very little walking
Please keep your knees and shoulder covered + bring easy to remove shoes
Written 9 March 2024
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Andrew S
Sheffield, UK983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
What an interesting place this is, way from the hustle and bustle of other temples this is an impressive place, reputed to be slap bang in the middle of Sri Lanka it has to temples, one has many carvings of everything from elephants to copulating couples and more.

The tree and stone plinth lined walk up to it is just as impressive.
Written 1 May 2022
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beckynmax
Inverness, FL183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
From the monent you leave your vehicle in the carpark, you know you ate someplace special. You walk down a tree lined path to the gedige or stone temple. The temple itself is a blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture with impsh dwarves, copulating couples, elephants and Buddhas. Inside is a Buddha image found only in Sri Lanka. Lovely break from the busy dites in the Cultural Triangle.
Written 2 April 2022
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Michael Morris
Palma de Mallorca, Spain63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
After spending the previous few days exploring the incredible ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa, this temple seemed a little underwhelming. This is a beautiful setting however and worth a visit on your way south to Kandy or to Matale, even if just for the photo to claim your title of having visited the centre of the island!
Written 19 November 2021
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Miracles r I
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A hidden gem. Let your mind run wild at this little understood temple...
Easy to get a tuktuk from main rd 100 ruppees
Written 3 August 2021
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Nilusha Alahakoon
Colombo, Sri Lanka465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Nalanda Gedige is an ancient temple with a Hindu Kovil. This was earlier situated in the middle of the reservoir, but when the expansion of the reservoir, this was relocated as it was earlier days. Shape and stones everything kept as they were.
This place is believed to be the center of Sri Lanka.
Written 18 February 2021
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Vista-Ceylon
Hanwella, Sri Lanka86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Ayubowan..!

Nalanda gedige is a Ancient temple situated in mathale district. construct between 8th 10 th centuries. This is clam place to visit with family when we went there no much of tourists. Vehicle parking also there.

This called Nalanda gedige because of the foundation to roof constructed from only the stones and this village called nalanda with the Area name and construction type this temple called as Nalanda Gedige.

History of Nalanda Gedige
Nalanda Gedige is a Buddhist & Hindu mixed temple construct between between 8th and 10th centuries an also design pallwa style. This temple consider as centre of sri lanka.

This is the only one temple Buddhist and Hindu mixed temple in sri Lanka.
1980 this temple carefully dismantle and construct on the site because of this temple level under the Bowathenna Reservoir. (Bowatenna Reservoir make Mahaveli Development project)
its take 10 years to rebuild.
Nalanda Gedige stone crafts only see in this place in sri lanka.
More details you can collect from the museum.
Written 24 September 2020
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Ladja
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A small but very interesting temple with erotic but eroded Tantric Buddhist carvings about 1 km from main road from Matale to Dambulla.
Written 23 April 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia3,578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a Hindu Temple built between 8th and 11th century with intriguing carvings and details of Hinduism influence from South Indian architecture in relation to tantric learnings. Free entry to this archeological site. Interesting place to stop over shortly for 15-20 mins after visiting Dambulla Golden Cave Temple before heading to Kandy.
Written 15 March 2020
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beggaaa
Reykjavik, Iceland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are driving from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya you might want to stop and take a look at this beautiful temple. I would maybe not drive a long way just to see this temple but it is a nice stop after a long drive.
Written 12 February 2020
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