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Address: Langoni Road near Digo Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Phone Number:
225428
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This spectacular temple is adorned floor to ceiling with sculptures and...

This spectacular temple is adorned floor to ceiling with sculptures and figurines. Jainism holds all forms of life to be sacred.

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Peaceful enjoyable afternoon

If you have a hour or so to spare, this is worth a visit, the temple is clean, and looked after, it certainly makes you wonder about the years gone by.

Reviewed 3 March 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

They did not allow us in. It was very sad. They said that the rules changed a year ago prohibiting Africans/ locals from visiting the temple.

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2 Thank Abby254
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I am a Jain and live in NYC and was very eager to visit the Jain Temple in Mombasa and talk with people there but was treated extremely rudely and was refused entry multiple times by the guard and apparently a woman who decided that she was in charge of who could enter or not. I eventually just walked past... More 

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2 Thank AnjaliNYC
New York
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188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you have a hour or so to spare, this is worth a visit, the temple is clean, and looked after, it certainly makes you wonder about the years gone by.

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Thank 1WorldwideTraveller
Nairobi, Kenya
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I grew up in Mombasa but this was the first visit in over 30 years. This temple still has the power to awe. The coolness inside is inductive to prayer. Very intricate carving inside .

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Thank astonangel3
Mombasa, Kenya
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

One of the oldest Jain temple out side India, recently completed 50 years. Located in old town area and easily accessible. Holy place for all devotees and followers of Jainism.

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Thank VIRENDRANAGORI
Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

To see the different level....for women and men's.....the pictures are so nice, everybody should see it.....but take your time, to see all the small different details......and enjoy

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India
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

On the last day of my stay at Mombasa.. found the temple.. actually it was there in next street of Nkrumah Road (old Fort Jesus road) in mombasa old town.... Highly magnificent and peaceful temple with high level of spirituality from Jainism... a must to visit place for every Indian...

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4 Thank NeelamShah
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This temple is not easy to find. Even with local Kenyan taxi driver, he had to ask so many people before we found the place. From outside it is not easy to recognise, but inside it is exquisite and serene and peaceful place. I recommend visit to this temple to all Jains and Non-Jains.

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4 Thank goodvegifood
Paris, France
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Not easy to find but interesting inside. You'll need a guide to enter. Very nice decorations and paintings .. Just kep in mind you'll need to remove your shoes ...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The Oldest jain Temple in Africa has a social gathering area for all the followers of Jainism . Myself being a jain . I feel proud of such achievement outside India . The Jains and tHe oshwal community at large have done a fantastic job

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