The Three Temple Loop

The Three Temple Loop

Highlights & Features

  • Travel back in time and discover the foundations of Buddhism
  • Learn how Hinduism and Buddhism intertwine and influence one another
  • Travel by tuk tuk through local villages to each temple
  • Includes: Your host, water and tuk tuk journeys
  • Times: 8am / 11am / 2pm
  • Children: Suitable for older children
  • Wear/bring: Conservative clothing
The Full Experience

Immerse yourself in history through the three temple loop, and discover fascinating architecture through the process.


Three temples, all offering different stories to capture your imagination. Start at Gadaladeniya and step into the 12th century. In this temple you will find out about the influence that Buddhism has on Hinduism and vice versa. Here notice the grandeur of the architecture, the incredible size of the Buddha statue and the remarkable artistry in the detailing of the artwork. Enjoy a tuk tuk ride through paddy fields and reach the second temple, Lankatilaka. Your knowledgeable guide will talk you through the foundations of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and the role it plays today for 75% of the population. Before reaching your third and final temple of the experience, you will stop at a plantation to take in the sights and smells of how coffee, tea and pepper are all grown side by side. Embekka, hosts a Hindu shrine unlike many others, and a view of its surroundings that is seemingly endless.

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