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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Nice Temple

As I already told there are innumerable Buddhist Temples in Srilanka and the names are really hard... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Bengaluru, India
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We were glad it was free entry and our friends found it very interesting, but there were too many... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Vilma P
Melbourne, Australia
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Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

As I already told there are innumerable Buddhist Temples in Srilanka and the names are really hard to remember. My Driver was a Buddhist and he knew nook and corners of SriLanka and he took me to this beautiful temple.

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were glad it was free entry and our friends found it very interesting, but there were too many donation boxes around. One could be placed on exit.

1  Thank Vilma P
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Right next to Asokaramaya Temple, so make sure to visit both of them at the same time. Wonderful decorations and very peaceful.

Thank yabancikiz
Reviewed 24 January 2016

After seeing the nice elaborate wall with carvings of deer and such on the front side of the temple grounds, it was just kind of a "let down" once inside the grounds since the only things to see are a "fairly big" cone-shaped chedi structure...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Nice and quiet place. Can spend about an hour at a leisurely pace. Entry fee is 1 usd , but we aware if being charged in LKR . The guy just charges anything. Nothing wrong in paying extra at a temple , but is should...More

Thank Sharad_D_007
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Very holy place of Buddha. idol looks very nice and a place where lot of devotee visit every day. You van click a photo as well. feels good after visiting this place.

Thank 294sachinr
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Quite a peaceful place full of artifacts. Nice place to sit down and meditate for sometime. You could finish the visit in 30 minutes.

1  Thank csinha
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Nice place. Locals say it is their main Buddhist temple. Nice, but having been in Tibet too, I find it just OK. Most interesting was the amphitheatrical statues on the back, the tree inside the temple and the fish and elephant on the rear side.

Thank vPetrosHv
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A peaceful Sri Lankan Buddhist temple with extraordinary indoor murals and well worth a visit. The temple is easy to get to on Isipathana Road in Colombo 5 and those seeking a visit to a real temple should make their way here.

1  Thank Raina G
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Its huge statue. But not gone inside. Well kept. No Noise and very littler crowd. Can spend some time. As many of Srilnakans are Buddhists

Thank DJ123Mumbai
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