We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
3,283
All photos (3,283)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“old cars”(39 reviews)
“bodhi tree”(65 reviews)
“rolls royce”(24 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
29°
21°
Jan
30°
21°
Feb
30°
22°
Mar
Contact
61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Website
+94 11 2 435169
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
from US$7.50
More Info
from US$15.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Reviews (2,703)
Filter reviews
2,222 results
Traveller rating
980
783
309
75
75
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
980
783
309
75
75
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old cars bodhi tree rolls royce on display entrance fee seema malaka beira lake worth a visit huge collection peaceful place interesting place must visit place sri lanka colombo city tuk tuk statues museum
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,222 reviews
Reviewed today

We were directed to the "Foreigners" section on the right as we entered the main gate where we paid our fee and deposited our shoes into small laundry-like plastic baskets. We walked through every structure, temple and building on the property. A few men offered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best temples we have seen in Asia. Schedule plenty of time to spend here. The atmosphere was amazing with so many beautiful things to see. We have never seen so many Buddhas in one place plus a taxidermied elephant! Definitely don't miss...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thea B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By accident we discovered this place one evening, when buddists were celebrating some big event (full moon, on this day you can not buy alcohol). And at evening time it was soooo nice! Just it was very crowdy, so we were not entered inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aida_Vilnius
Reviewed yesterday

Never expected to see so much inside a Buddhist temple. It houses religious artifacts and antiques including vintage Mercedes and Rolls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ralph T
Reviewed yesterday

A great example of a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The place is much bigger than it looks from the outside and as well as the standard Buddha statues, it also houses items which assume were gifts to the temple such as a full size...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CazCowles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the outside it doesn’t look like it could house as many of the artifacts it has. 300 LKR to enter, cash only. Must take your shoes off and women/men are given a skirt if you have bare legs showing. Everything displayed is a donation,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidwH5800XK
Reviewed 4 days ago

At the entrance we were asked to pay 600 LKR for foreigners. At first thought it was disappointing, but later the person gave a receipt and drop the money into the donation box for good cause. In many asian countries they started taking special fee...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UdhayakumarG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the oldest and very peaceful temple. Must visit if you also you have a hour or two in hand while you are around in Colombo. One can spend anywhere between 45 minutes to hours in this temple. Will definitely come back again. So...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amitsd2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great experience!! I can't state something in particular that I liked more. I LOVED IT ALL! So much to see...So much to admire... Even watching the locals praying it was an experience. We had our tuk yuk driver explaining to us, I think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VeronicaO1178
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is most famous and spiritual Temple where it is located in Colombo City in Sri Lanka. I have been visited this place in number of times for religious activities. The Temple provides facilities to proceed religious activities in more convenience way. Other than religious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KalpanaY8
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 70 nearby hotels
Residence By Uga Escapes
467 reviews
.09 km away
Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
110 reviews
.31 km away
Hilton Colombo Residences
1,103 reviews
.36 km away
Movenpick Hotel Colombo
981 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 740 nearby restaurants
rare at Residence
176 reviews
.09 km away
FLOW
238 reviews
.39 km away
Park Street Mews Restaurant
320 reviews
.17 km away
Park Street Trattoria
178 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 658 nearby attractions
Viharamahadevi Park
629 reviews
.66 km away
Seema Malakaya Temple
364 reviews
.42 km away
Beira Lake
179 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
r0ckstar1982
6 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from SunandSand678 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we couldn't find the elephant at the time of our visit. However as narrated by you if the animal was tortured, it is high time something is done immediately to relieve it from the suffering. The torture of animals and... More
1
Vote
Chhavi G
17 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from 922ketanb | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how long you want to stay to be honest. We done it in less than 45 mins as once you've been to the main prayer rooms the rest is like a museum. But if you were to look through all the items they have on... More
3
Votes
AnujH14
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote