Danture is not a major attraction and it’s rarely visited by foreign tourists indeed, thought the village is situated in only 6 km distance from Gadaladeniya, which is the northernmost of the three so-called Western Temples from the late medieval Gampola period. Among historians, Danture is famous for being the battleground in 1594 when the Portuguese attempt to occupy Kandy finally failed. Danture‘s main attraction for today’s traveller is nothing more than a typical village temple. However, this one is worth mentioning and maybe worth visiting for lovers of ancient art due to one of the best example of a Tampita temple. „Tampita“ means „pillars“. Tampita temples are small shrines built on stilts to protect them rats and vermins. The mainly wooden constructions are typical of the Kandyan period. More about Danture...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka