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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple has so many Buddhas. The main parts of the temple are ornate and colourful. The rest of the temple is more of an antique collection, but does have some interesting artefacts. Strangely, mainly because I do not know why, they have a stuffed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R44heliguy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Please stop for a visit. Beautiful temple. Lots to see. Ancient tree in the middle. Ladies will be asked to cover arms and all shoes are too be removed before entering. Small fee for vistors to enter. Lots of photo opportunities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bufton2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of all the Buddhist temples I have been, this is unique with collections/museum of statues of God, Goddess, stupas. There were few WOW moments. For 300r, it’s good for a visit, and access is also to the temple lake (across the road).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blumaryn88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are interested to know some history around Buddhism in Sri Lanka , view antiques and historic collections relating to Buddhism, this is the place to go. They have a museum which showcases the footprint of buddha in colombo , some amazing statues and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malaysianpanda
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the ambience and the impeccable way that it’s maintained. High point - was the Budhdha relic The idols of ruby and jade are a treat for the eyes. The jade Budhdha is amazing too. The statue of Budhdha and the decor around should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ranjinich
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple has a number of relics which are very nice. The temple also has a number of jade and ruby Buddha statues which is very nice. It’s well maintained and certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmitChoudhury3107
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a serene and a majestic Buddhist temple in the heart of colombo.A must visit for all visitors ..The temple also has Hindu diety in the complex . there is a entry charge OF Sln Rs 300 .There is a dress code for entry and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jkc2431
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This temple has an interesting collection of local as well as Chinese artifacts, as well as old cars, and it's great place to meditate, and walk around its interesting grounds. Also it looks lovely at night with all the lights but it's closed for visitors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teacher006
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this Temple with Er chander Sain of Delhi- This is mixed temple of Hindu and Buddhist Culture. We get picked up outside our Cinnamon red hotel by Tuk tuk to go to the largest temple in Colombo from Galdari Hotel. Whatever you do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We get picked up outside our Cinnamon red hotel by Tuk tuk to go to the largest temple in Colombo. Whatever you do negotiate the price FIRST BEFORE GETTING IN. Our driver parked and walked with us giving us a guided tour of the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AnujH14
13 July 2017|
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Response from roshan_ferdi | 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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AnujH14
27 June 2017|
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Response from vk_203 | 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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AnujH14
27 June 2017|
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Response from roshan_ferdi | 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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