Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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minoo v
8 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I have never been to south east Asia.it was my first and I recommended this place.I was with tour guide.
Written 13 November 2022
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Sami G
Esenler, Türkiye7 contributions
Oct 2022
Very beautiful Temple to see. I hope it was very famous Temple in Colombo. So many Buddhist statues was there. don't miss it.
Written 8 November 2022
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MeeraMc7
London, UK293 contributions
Nov 2021 • Business
Most visited temple in Colombo. Looks very beautiful to see. However Sri Lanka is Theravada Buddhism but most of the statues in this temple looks more like the ones you find in Thailand. Where mahayana Buddhism is popular
Written 24 October 2022
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George Kane Mliford
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Have you ever seen the elephant that they have hidden at the back? She is in a desperate state, always shackled like a prisoner. Think before you recommend such places. Feel for other sentient beings.
Written 2 September 2022
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CO0KIE_M0NSTER
Bequia296 contributions
Aug 2022
Buddhist temple with lots of different and strange artefacts, collectibles and many items not associated with Buddhism. Many rooms and buildings to wonder around, more of an eclectic antique store but worth a visit.
Written 5 August 2022
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Kim W
Towson, MD35 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
10 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, India22 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, UK36 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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