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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
+94 11 2 435169
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Reviewed yesterday

a very different kind of a temple.. a must see in Colombo. solute beautiesThe large standing idol and the marble idol of buddha were a

Thank Ranganath M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were conned by our tuk tuk driver into visiting this temple (he claimed there was a festival going on which there just wasn't) and upon arrival he showed us the temple elephants. The elephants were kept in a tiny, concrete back yard and they...More

Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 2 days ago

as a national tour guide i visit this temple with tourists and all those who visit get an awesome experience on Buddhist temples in srilanka. also as the chief preist who is known as the "small preist" is a collector and enthusiast of various kinds...More

Thank praki
Reviewed 2 days ago

Temple is located near to main road and easy to reach via public transport. Temple consist of very old and historic artifacts. Must visit location when you are in Colombo down town. Try to allocate 2-3 hours from your schedule.

Thank Shankar T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful temple however they need to work on maintenance, this place has a fee for international tourist.....

Thank Tavman_Chhabra
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apart from learning about Buddhism in great details thanks to our guide this place offers incredible collection of all sorts of religious and non religious items which are ancient. According to our guide Buddhist mainly worship load Buddha's relics. And he showed us number of...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple includes several buildings, the main hall with giant Buddha images and beautiful carvings, the pagoda, the Bodhi tree, the Buddha Hair Relic Chamber, a museum, a library just to name a few. Need 2 hours to complete the tour. Each hall itself is...More

Thank thitsar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Adjoining the Beira lake... Beautiful temple that resonates the vibe of Colombo No shoes allowed Accessible for wheelchairs too

Thank Ridha a
Reviewed 1 week ago

The man temple area was very interesting with late statues of the Buddha. However the grounds of the temple was a disappointment. Tables, chairs,settees,statues were everywhere. Not sure why they were there. Looked like an over loaded second hand shop. Wanted some information about the...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Colombo, a visit to this temple is a must. Its a beautiful temple in the heart of the city. Has many sections including a museum, couple of temples inside the main temple, a meditation hall and lots ans lots of artifacts received from...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
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
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