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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 435169
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61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 435169
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Reviewed yesterday

The moment i arrived in Colombo, this is one of the first stop that i made. I wore shirt skirt, not a good choice. SO if you planning to visit these temples in Sri Lanka, you not only forbidden to wear short bottom but also...More

Thank Emma A
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Reviewed yesterday

Hmmm, not quite what I was expecting. But interesting, in a way. If you're interested in Buddhism and what it means to seek the 'eternal emptiness' not sure this is the monastery for you. But if you're headed there to demonstrate your commitment and gain...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very popular temple in Colombo with a lot of Buddha statues, sacred tree, a sacred cow, a Buddha relic that is the highlight of the temple, and then an endless collection of old plates, watches, etc, of absolutely no interest. Globally it’s certainly something to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really loved this temple! There was so much to see, much of it jaw-dropping. You are able to light candles & incense, make a flower offering and get a blessing from a monk. There are lots of rooms to visit both inside and out....More

Thank XaineB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Though referred to as a "Buddhist temple" it's more an exhibition center of Buddhist cultural artifacts. For those who are more into the deeper meaning of the Theravada Philosophy of the Dhamma, this place will have no meaning for them.

Thank Sharmini S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved exploring this fascinating Buddhist temple, it was so interesting and peaceful. We made a voluntary tourist donation - this provided us with someone to watch our shoes and gave us a numbered map of the temple site with an English translation. This allowed...More

Thank JGilmore789
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Serene and peaceful place resembling Lord Buddha. The place is not kept as clean as you would expect. Pros: 1. They have some pet dogs and the monks play with them. Its great to watch. 2. The place is big with some artefacts as well...More

Thank Vaibhav384
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This temple featured many statues of Buddha and they were all very beautiful. Especially the Color on them, as well as the detail of the statues. The temple also featured other sections such as a museum that kept vintage cameras and stuff like that. Pretty...More

Thank Bryan T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday and many small children were in Sunday school, they were very enchanting, dressed in white uniforms, they reminded me of the children in the movie The King and I

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It came recommended so went for a visit. Not sure what to make of it. It was a random collection of buildings, with the usual collection of Buddha. No explanation of anything. For some reason there are cabinets with old glasses frames and cameras. The...More

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Anuj H
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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Anuj H
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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Anuj H
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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