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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 435169
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“old cars” (33 reviews)
“rolls royce” (21 reviews)
“bodhi tree” (38 reviews)
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61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 435169
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a strange place. It's like a temple crossed with a old museum and has the most random stuff. It's 300 to get in with the highlight being rugby at the start with a room full of murals and a giant Buddha. It's worth...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the few places in Colombo where you can spend time and observe Buddhist practices closely. At the entrance you will see several stone sculptures, including the predictable Sinhalese lion, life size statues of dancers and the Moon-Stone (a semicircular stone...More

Thank Gowrish P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This temple is easily accessible. Very well set up and they have a large collections of old and neay antiquity stuffs too. One will feel calm and relax when in the main hall.

Thank ChangBoris
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful Temple with lots to see.. There is some kind of local museum with stuff gathered over time. It has many different parts and awesome athmosphere 😉

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its always puzzling to see assets like vintage rolls royces and other expensive furnishings kept at a temple. I always think of monks as humble, poor and having humility. This temple has relics which must be worth a lot of money. Why are such material...More

Thank stephans774
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting Colombo you must go gangaramaya temple. It's nice historical place You can learn lots of things about Buddha in this temple It's calm place to be

Thank Ran_Rox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple was a grand panoply of buildings, many containing bizarre items given to them over the years. Not just the cars and cameras mentioned in the guidebooks but watches, sapphires, Buddha statues, ornaments - the lot! Worth also looking at the line of old...More

Thank 12TravellingG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, large, and colorful temple with so many things to see. It is large and will take a good 2-3 hours to see all parts of it

Thank Maj S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is giving a good idea of Budism from a religouos and historical angle. Interesting visit. At walking distance from the main park

Thank Koen v
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this temple.very quite and really amazing buddhist temple i went last september.a really amazing place.

Thank Upul N
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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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