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Walking in to the first hall of the temple surprised me with very large, almost intimidating, statues. I was given a tour of the small temple with beautifully decorated rooms and larfe statues which lasted about 15-20 minutes. At the end he asked for a...More
This is quite a large temple complex. Lots of visitors, local and tourists. Beautiful statues. A very old tree where many people are seated. Also a large collection of everything which was ever donated. From expensive to weird and junk.
Don't be fooled by the modest exterior of this temple, originally built in 1870's. Step inside and behold some of the most exquisite and lavish murals depicting early 20th century buddist art. You must remove shoes and hats.
It was our cab driver who took us over to this temple. I must surely say that this place is amazing and breathtaking. If you are looking for a peaceful tour, do visit this place when you are in Colombo.