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Embekke Devalaya

Embekka Village | Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480, Sri Lanka
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“wood carvings” (21 reviews)
“nice wood” (3 reviews)
“entrance fee” (7 reviews)
Embekka Village | Three Kilometers from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Handessa 20480, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

If you love to see the wood carvings this is a wonderful place to visit. Absolutely stunning wood carved pillars with hundreds of carvings different to each other although it looks the same. Spend at least 1 hour comparing one to another and also look...More

Thank Harsha H
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little temple a short distance from Kandy. Our driver was able to find it with google maps. An old man at entrance showed us around. Nice wood carvings on temple pillars. There was some religious ceremony taking place and we had to wait 15...More

Thank Ashvin S
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This temple is all made of carved wood, even the nails are wood. You need to pass through a colonnade of engraved columns to reach the entrance to the shrine. Note the unique joints in the ceiling and the individualized column carving. As you step...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The carved wooden columns - so many of them and very ancient - as you approach the Temple are extraordinary in their workmanship and detail. Animals, florals, all rendered in exquisite details. Worth the long drive! Lots of gift shops in town!

Thank 810wanderwoman
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a very old place Beautiful wood carvings were simply amazing. The construction of the place was well planned and structured. This is something really unique.

Thank Sumith G
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is probably the best, for the ancient wood carvings and the very original barn.You pay your entry fee (150 rupees) and enjoy! At the end of the visit you can buy fruit and souvenirs in the local shops.

Thank robertolong
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Maybe because this was the last of the three temples we visited outside of Kandy, we were feeling slightly over it all. This is the smallest of the temple complexes that we visited that day. The entrance fee is Rs300 per person. As soon as...More

1  Thank Dingo_dude
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Gorgeous little temple, circa 14th century. We were the only visitors at the time. Much quieter than the Temple of the tooth and definitely worth the visit!

Thank Hollie D
Reviewed 16 May 2015

14th century temple dedicated to Katharagama or Muruga ( as known in India). Temple has very nice wood carvings on the pillars. Not a lot to see, but a nice place. Fee of LKR 300 to visit.

Thank Krishnan U
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We visited the TheEmbekka Devalaya together with the Lankatelaka and the Gardeladeniya temples as an excursion from Kandy. The Embekka Devalaya is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as Katharagama Deviyo, and a local deity called Devatha Bandara. The shrine consists of three...More

Thank MrandMrsBen
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