Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Colombo

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
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Kim W
Towson, MD34 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Beautiful temple written history. Be mindful to bring a shawl to cover your shoulders and or legs. Rich in history and worth the stop.
Written 27 April 2022
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Cenay Thomas
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
During our visit to the Buddhist temple we were lucky enough to witness a ceremony, and it was so enlightening to see and feel inner peace.
Written 10 April 2022
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Chris U
8 contributions
Mar 2022
This temple was a little strange. It has some good statues, murals, a stupa and the usual things you find in a buddhist temple but it also had many rooms of dusty collectibles such as furniture and figurines. There was a full size stuffed Elephant too. If you had told me this was also a antique shop I would probably also believe it.
Go there in the early morning or late evening as there is little airflow in some of the rooms.
Written 30 March 2022
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Sanjay B
New Delhi, India21 contributions
Oct 2021
The Buddha temple with lots of archaeological relics.

Appears to be an ancient hindu temple as many, well preserved, beautiful stone carved figures of many deities are still there in the temple compound.

The lake nearby is worth a visit.

Parking may be an issue. Very organised for leaving shoes etc outside the area.
Written 29 March 2022
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Susan C
Cardiff, UK34 contributions
Serious safety incident
Feb 2022 • Solo
Having been around Sri Lanka now I can see that this is a complete tourist trap & not worth it. When visiting the Hindu section a man, an employee I assume as he was painting the art on the walls, started to talk to me. He asked for a picture on account of me being so pale, as I had a mask on I did nt mind . He then proceeded to lean in towards me & grope my backside. This is terrible behaviour & an awful experience so any solo women please avoid.
Written 27 February 2022
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Jepro
Vantaa, Finland178 contributions
Feb 2022
English below
Täällä voisi viettää päivän, nähtävää on paljon, tunnelma harras ja munkkien äänet rauhoittavat.
You could spend a day here, there is lot of to see, athmosphere is good and monks voices make it peaceful.
Written 25 February 2022
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Rabih Z
Rome, Italy181 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The temple has lots of expensive offerings, to the extent they were expanding the temple when we reached. A good visit when in colombo
Written 25 December 2021
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libranof1987
India192 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a temple and museum: the temple has two parts, one that is within the complex and another that is on the lake.

There is an attached museum but all the artefacts are sort of in storage / waiting to be stacked/arranged. Everything is just lying around, barely any information either.
Written 24 November 2021
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Satya Bhatti
Manila, Philippines20 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Bhuddam Saranam Gacchami..🙏.. Very pleasant bhuddist temple in Colombo.. Visited this temple in the transist time at Colombo Airport..
Written 27 August 2021
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Shey
Washington DC, DC111 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
I have always been very interested in learning more about South Asian cultures and religions, so we visited multiple temples in Sri Lanka and India in one trip. But trust me, this temple was beyond beautiful. It’s a big temple with a lot of statues, and antique decorations. It took us about an hour to walk around and see everything.
Written 19 May 2021
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