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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't agree with keeping elephants tied up as tourist attractions. The monks need to revise their method of tying the elephants up.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bpalmer53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These poor Elephants, Narikai and Aliya, are forced to stand all da in shackles for people to walk by and take pictures with them. They are kept away from each other and kept on hard concrete in confinement, with little access to fresh food and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Yet another HUGE temple & religious site - decency of dress is important here to respect their religious views - large crowds at this Hindu temple having their baskets & plates of food blessed-it is interesting to see how such a cross section of ages...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MarkIngmanthorpe
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Temple with a huge spiritual value! Many Buddhists visit the temple seeking blessings! Can access from Galle rd side and from Darga town side too. Parking available inside the property.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Samud123
Reviewed 3 August 2019

Kande Vihara Temple is very famous among the Sri Lankan's for Poojas to (Pay tribute) to Devotees (Mainly Hindu devotees). There is a Main Bikku training center (Pirivena) in this sacred place to serving Buddhist Dhamma. You should go there morning or evening time because...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wickum_S
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Avoid noontime coz visiting this site with the heat is unbearable..!! Very sacred site with historical value..!!🙏

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

While the Buddha sits beautifully the chained (2 chained feet) elephant which can barely move was a really distressing site totally incompatible with Buddhist tenets. An experience which should have been enlightening and soul nurturing proved to be totally upsetting

Date of experience: June 2019
5  Thank Amanvari
Reviewed 16 April 2019

This is a major Buddhist in the Kalutara area, and on our visit, our driver organised a guide for us, who took us into along chamber, that had paintings of the 16 dreams that King Pasenadi Kosol had in 1 night, he was very informative,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank peter1928
Reviewed 31 March 2019

There is a giant Buddha Statue in this beautiful temple. Kande Viharaya was formally recognized as an archaeological site of Sri Lanka.

Date of experience: March 2019
8  Thank Silver H
Reviewed 31 March 2019

Kande viharaya temple located at Aluthgama is another tourist attraction that you may get astound of the tourism of sri lanka. The name of this sacred place means ‘Mountain Temple. The temple gains most of its current fame, not from its historical elements; but from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Kande viharaya contact number?