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Fort Shri Sudarmalaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Rampart Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Peaceful Vihara within the Fort

This is a very peaceful Vihara within the Fort with the Bodhi tree set across the small road from the temple and itself containing an unusual enclosed temple under the tree for... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
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hong kong
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

stay in quiet street, i overlooked at the first time. anyway, it was beautiful mixture. unique & interesting architecture

Thank iamface
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

It used to be a church and now is a Buddhist Temple. It is a peaceful place to visit. The statues of Buddha are beautiful.

Thank Indrani C
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sudarmalaya Budhist Temple in Rampart street is on of the charming icon of Galle Fort . Very peaceful place and must visit inside. Chief monk is very kind and healful. if need you can get a triple gem blessing personally

Thank Chirath D
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Nice temple to visit and great monk with some awesome advise. It has been a centre for all the Buddhist people inside galle and we had a peak on how the sunday school runs inside this shrine.

Thank alice B
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a very peaceful Vihara within the Fort with the Bodhi tree set across the small road from the temple and itself containing an unusual enclosed temple under the tree for Bodhi puja.

Thank Nimitta
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

A sign welcoming people from all walks of life, having any kind of religious background really sums up the place! A peaceful little temple in the middle of Fort, a place for pease and quiet!

Thank Mortn N
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

The temple is easy to spot with its gleaming white stupa and white building. Inside you will see a room with a young Buddha surrounded by adoring celestial beings and statues of many Buddhas walking towards what is enlightenment? In another room you will find a reclining Buddha again beautifully painted. The temple is quiet and relaxing. Of course the... More 

1 Thank Sasha M
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Certainly worth stepping off the walls and paying your respects at this small temple in the heart of bustling Galle. Perhaps not as big or as grand as some that we've seen this trip but lovely nonetheless.

Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Its our first time to see a buddhist temple which amazed us.Learning the Sri Lankan culture and their faith is a great experience when visiting this country.

1 Thank Gretchen M
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

This temple was located right next to our hotel. It is not anyhow remarkable, but it is worth having a look as it is conveniently located in the rampart street. Right on the other side of the road is one of the best locations to watch the sunset in the beautiful city rampart.

Thank Janne A

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