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“Not for non-devotee”

Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
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US$55.00*
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Ranked #14 of 151 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Nothing special for tourists, temple "guide" comes uninvited to brief and then asked for minimum of 2000 rupees as donation/money. Every blessing will set you back 1000 rupees per person.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is a Hindu Shiva temple situated with in the Municipal limits of Colombo. There are no direct bus or public transport to this point you need to take a taxi from the main rod. Most of the time you find only Hindu and regular devotees come here. It is believed that that this Shiva Lingam is more powerful. If you are Hindu and you have some time you can make a visit.
Be decently dressed and there is no entry fees to this attraction.

2  Thank Aadhes
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Might be attractive only if you are a devotee of a diety there. There's nothing special in the temple otherwise. I would go so far as saying that it is pretty boring for a hindu temple. Not worth the visit.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Looks more impressive from outside with all the artwork etc
Interior a bit disappointing
Not reall a temple or church person though
Central in city
Worth a look
Small donation to enter
Around 50 cent

1  Thank samboDublin
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

The facade of this famous Hindu temple with hundreds of dramatic faces is worth dusins of photos. Inside there is not that much too see but the spiritual atmosphere is outstanding. You leave the temple a little happier and a little wiser. Entrance is free free If you don't take photos inside.

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