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Galmaduwa Vihara temple

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Introduction

Galmaduwa Vihara, a stone built temple is of singular interest as it exhibits features not found in the other buildings of the Kandy period. It is of curious composite design: encircling the dome is a structure consisting of seven diminishing storeys, revealing a Tanjore influence, while around this is a rectangular wall with arches that betray western influence. There would have been an even older dagoba on this site before the Galmaduwa Vihara was built.