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61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed quite close to this temple and I walked there one afternoon to have a look. There were a variety of artifacts and statues to look at, including a beautiful white jade statue and several smaller statues encrusted with precious jewels. The complex is...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it . Very interesting temple which is located in middle of the capital city colombo. We visited there on a weekday and it was not busy and we enjoyed it big time.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to see the main temple and the temple on the water, they had many buddha statues, bit different style then what Im used to in Thailand and Indonesia, but there were also some similarities.. the two are on walking distance from eachother and...More

Thank TheAlkalineYogi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is being charged since my last visit to here. Its good thing. Many people were there and it looks like all of them enjoyed including us. I loved paddle boat at the river and the juice bar near the river is so good.

Thank SamVij F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quick visit here but an interesting and excellent must do. The temple opens later in the day. Visit beforehand and you can be greeted by the cobra snake handlers who’ll dazzle you with snakes rising from their baskets as they play their pipe music...More

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice and soothing experience. Beautiful temple, has a museum too. However there are no markings anywhere to help you navigate through the place or its history.

Thank Traveller_majestic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver/guide drove us to this unique temple museum. The most unique part were the bizarre displays of dusty forgotten artefacts which included a heap of dusty old watches, glasses, souvenirs, cameras, transistor radios,... Very impressive was the old Bo tree under which the Buddha...More

Thank waltervp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

300 rupees per person to enter. Staff were really helpful. Shoes are left in a small box near the entrance and women with legs exposed are given a cloth to cover up with. To walk around takes about 30 minutes. 5*

Thank TomT2876
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a Buddhist Temple. It consists of several buildings. The temple complex is filled with an enormous amount of things and some of them are frankly pretty strange and a little scary. It also has a library and a museum. It also has a...More

Thank Rajiv P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going thru the temple doesn't take long,but lots to see. Some of it very spiritual,some historical. We enjoyed the experience.

Thank Phil W
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AnujH14
13 July 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are staying at Ramada Colombo, Galle Face Beach is across the road from the hotel. so not a problem going there walking. from there you can hop into metre Taxi and go to Temple. From there can go to Bayllys... More
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AnujH14
27 June 2017|
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Response from vivek v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anuj, As far as I know the temple is open till 10pm The entrance is free of cost. There is a lake also nearby Could you let me know when your next day flight is ? I would suggest you to visit the temple in the morning... More
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AnujH14
27 June 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The temple is located quite close to Ramada Hotel. should be able to get to the temple in 10 minutes. Make sure to use a meter taxi. should not cost more than $1/=. if you need any assistance in Colombo feel free to... More
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Simone M
31 May 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Generally till about 9.30 - 10 pm. But it is always best to get there before 8.30 pm.
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purplemetta
25 December 2016|
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Response from whenyouwishuponastar | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Try downloading google maps. We have used this app all around the world and it is fantastic. I show that the 2 places are 20 minutes apart. But, I don't think you need a tour to visit either. A Tuk Tuk would suffice... More
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