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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The biggest and the famous Buddhist temple. The temple gives a lot of peace to the mind the moment you enter the temple premises. The temple also has the giant Bodhi Tree where son of Emperor Ashok preached And introduced Buddhism.

Thank PG-Dwarka
Reviewed 2 days ago

What we witnessed was amazing. Probably this museum has collections which have been collected through ages. At one spot you see the blend of Buddhism and Hinduism . The deities and trees give the entire place a spiritual feel. My only reservation is that the...More

Thank PekayNoida
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great temple. Visited it at night when cooler. It would be very hot during the day as one has to take shoes off and walk on concrete and as it is open the hot cement would burn feet. Allow a good hour. They also have...More

Thank mary s
Reviewed 5 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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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