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Lankatilaka Temple

At the outskirts of Kandy town, one will find this unique Buddhist temple built of stone, brick, and lime plaster. Lankatilaka Temple was first built in 1344 during the rein of King Buvanekabahu IV. This temple is built on a large, uneven outcropping, forcing the builders to construct off an uneven foundation. Originally, the temple was built in four stories and rose some 25 meters. Now, the temple only has a section of the first floor covered with a tiled wooden roof. The "dragon arch" main entrance, which faces east, is accessed from a long stone stairway leading from the village at the base of the rock. The architecture of the Buddha figures are said to be of the Pallawa school.
Lankatilaka Temple
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