The Lankatilaka Temple dates back to the 14th century. It is built on the summit of a rock called Panhalgala and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, paddy fields and the diverse vegetation around it. The viharaya is built of clay bricks and has a unique architectural design which combines Buddhist and Hindu elements. The Lankatilaka Temple is considered to be one of the best preserved examples of traditional Singhalese temple architecture. Built on a rock, the temple is reached by a long series of rock cut steps. An arched passage of the image house leads through a mandapa (hall) into the inner sanctum which is richly decorated with beautiful floral designs. The two side walls and the ceiling are decorated with paintings. In the inner sanctum is a colossal seated image of the Buddha.