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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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One of the largest temples in Colombo apparently. Calm & serene place for an evening's visit. Try to go during the evening when they have the offerings to god

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Temple demonstrates the culture of the Buddhist People and the history of the religion in Sri Lanka and around the world . Truly Fascinating, a must see !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a rabbit warren of wonder. There is the museum which is brimming with statues of Buddha from around the world and Hindu gods, a lovely old Bodhi tree encircled with offerings of flowers, a light and spacious teaching space and a huge Buddha in a temple with richly decorated wall paintings and statues of students learning from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really interesting and different Buddhist temple. What you will find here unlike any other temple is a wide variety of influences from other countries. We found Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Korean Buddhist statues in an amongst the Sri Lankan statuary and relics. However, that wasn't it, there were also Hindu statues in the temple as well. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple in serene surroundings , a peaceful place to visit and meditate , recommend you to visit to experience the rich culture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the largest temples in Colombo apparently. Calm & serene place for an evening's visit. Try to go during the evening when they have the offerings to god

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit place in Colombo . It's a treasure f of Buddhist relics n arte facts . The Buddha statues from different Buddhist countries and other items of interest was rewarding . The cleanliness n maintainance is impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction in Colombo. A particular attention to design and layout makes this Buddhist temple a joy to visit. From the well preserved bho tree, high ceiling natural flow auditorium and opulent Buddha shrine, topped by a tranquil atmosphere and lush greenery, you won't be disappointed with your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gangaramaya is the most beautiful and most visiting Buddhist Temple out few of the same nature places in Colombo. Dispite of many routinely visiting locals, a considerable number of foreign travellers too visit the Temple due to its unique appearence of cultural richness and spiritual calmness in the mid of a busy capital.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Place is good. Good cultural and heritage place. It is not very entertaining though. Only foreign tourists are charged a fees. You can easily sneak in. 1 hour is enough to visit this place............

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An efficiently run tourist attraction. This is also a treasure trove of artefacts, including those from other countries. However, this is not a place that is representative of the vast number of temples across the island. Nevertheless, an interesting tourist stop.

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