Galmaduwa Craft Village & Temple

This experience showcases a village of craftspeople honing and practicing their skills, making copper and wooden handicrafts, as well as batik fabrics and much more. Witness local artisanal industries and the passing of these crafts from one generation to the next. The village tour ends with a simple cup of Ceylon tea at the house of the village coppersmith before continuing to nearby Galmaduwa Temple. This impressive looking building is a fusion of two cultures. Originally built in 1750 as a Hindu Kovil by the last King of Sri Lanka,
it was venerated as a Buddhist Temple due to local protests.


3.5 hours

Important Information

If visiting the temple – long bottoms, top with sleeves, ideally white or light coloured clothe.


1-2 people – $120 (extra person + $40)