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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 2 days ago

Very nice place to visit, calm, quiet and interesting. I could took a lot of photos to remember.Very nice Buddhist temple that gives an insight into the religion and their practices..

Thank Safira M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a religious place, there are some Buddha statues and some ancient things. Good place to visit on poya days if you’re around colombo and interested in Buddhism.

Thank yohan h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a strange place! It’s a sprawling temple with various rooms filled with all manner of offerings. There are big and little shrines everywhere in a chaotic and disorganised mishmash of items. There are all sorts of statues, lamps, vases, pictures. Stuff that looks like...More

Thank hanka63
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice place to visit, calm, quiet and interesting. With different kind of antiques. I could took a lot of photos to remember. People very nice, sympathic. I recomend to visit with family and friends.

Thank paulanL6695US
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ended up here after the obligatory first day con. We were informed there was a festival on and that there was a baby elephant who formed part of the festival. We were instead taken to the temple, threw money into a donations pot for...More

3  Thank Kym M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super tuk tuk driver he treated us superbly and Sri Lanka is a nice place to visit I can recommend any one to visit Colombo gangarama temple call Samantha

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Main Buddhist temple in Colombo. Entrance fee is Rs300. Main hall is impressive. The rest of the temple which you can walk through is messy and run down. A bit of a let-down. They hold prayer or ceremonial sessions occasionally. Do wear modestly and remove...More

Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Therawada Buddhist temple. It also having variety collection of antiques as well as antique cars. Nice calm place to visit. Tourist attraction also. Highly recommend.

Thank Surendra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful temple with Buddha statues in different forms fills you with a different kind of serenity. Must see and experience if in Colombo

Thank Surabhi A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a gem in the center of the city, they ask for 300 Rs for the entrance, there are many nice things inside, totally worth seeing

Thank CulpritAndJury
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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