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Things to do in Gampola

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“A place with some of the best woodcraft in the world In the Udu Nuwara area of the Kandy district lies a temple with a history of over six centuries. Built during the reign of King Wickremabahu III (1371-1394AD) who ruled in the Kingdom of Gampola, the temple is practically covered in wood carvings.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“It is known that Ambuluwawa Temple is an evocative of a Buddhist ‘stupa’ with a height of 48 meters. This Multi Religious Centre shows the perfect Harmony and Unity among us Sri Lankans from the beginning. You’ll be able to see not only Buddhist everyone visit Ambuluwawa Tower to get the amazing experience and also to worship there religions & the panoramic views seen from the place are breathtaking. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A tower built right on top will give you panoramic view of entire Sri Lanka if you lucky as it has to be clear sky day. Beautiful park and the religious places would give peace and calm mind, ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Point of Interest
“Located in the Le Kandyan hotel, Le Garage is the premier night club of Kandy. Boasting of a lively atmosphere and an exuberant crowd, Le Garage is the perfect place to go for a few drinks and gyrate to the beat of the music that the DJ plays.”
  • 1 local recommends
Train Station
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“Lovely wood carvings, copperware, and art to be bought from the small stores next to Embekka Temple”
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