Kandy Monasteries

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  • Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

The principal viharas (Buddhist complexes) in Kandy have considerable importance – the high priests of the two best known, Malwatte and Asgiriya, are the most important in Sri Lanka. These temples are the headquarters of two of the main nikayas (orders of monks). The head monks also administer the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The Malwatte Maha Vihara is across the lake from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, while the Asgiriya Maha Vihara is off Wariyapola Sri Sumanga Mawatha, northwest of the town centre. It has a large reclining Buddha image.


Kandy Monasteries Travel Tips

  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • It is best to be full clad while visiting the shrine.
  • Remove your footwear before entering but it is advisable to wear the socks so as to avoid your feet from burning.

How to Reach Kandy Monasteries

  • Take the tuk-tuk or rent a car to get here.

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  • Kandy Monasteries Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Kandy Monasteries Timing: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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  • 94.08% of people who visit Kandy include Kandy Monasteries in their plan

  • 35.17% of people start their Kandy Monasteries visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kandy Monasteries

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kandy Monasteries

People normally club together Udawattakelle Sanctury and The National Seminary Of Our Lady Of Lanka while planning their visit to Kandy Monasteries.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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