Renowned as a well-preserved traditional Buddhist shrine, the Lankatilake Temple is located in close proximity to Kandy. Surrounded by scenic vistas, the temple is perched atop a vaulted locale with panoramic views at every turn. A four-storey structure when constructed, the temple is as architecturally impressive as it is religiously significant. The temple is visited by Buddhist devotees as well as Hindus and is one of the most sacred places in Kandy.