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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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+94 11 2 435169
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated in the city of colombo.Nice temple Which lot of Buddhist people comes, Also lot of tourists visits. There are lots of Buddhist and household antique available here which is good

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is certainly an interesting place to visit as it's not really your usual Buddhist temple. There are prayer areas but majority of the grounds seems dedicated to a huge collection of Buddhist/Buddhist -related items. More like a museum than a temple. Not sure what...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited midday and not too busy, shoes need to be removed seperate area for tourists so they can charge you $6aud to watch them and give you an unreadable, blurred map of the different Buddha’s..... but who cares if it goes to the upkeep of...More

Thank Steven R S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our driver recommended this Temple he said all the very wealth of Colombo use it. It had so many Buddha’s the large white jade is stunning and the Bodi tree with so many people sitting in pray. It all got to be too much I...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is using an abused and scared elephant kept across the road in a small uninhabitable concrete enclosure. The elephant was scared and forcefully paraded through the crowed in chains and clearly frightened. Avoid this place at all costs! It’s also dirty and in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit .good outdoors.awesome weather.good company ceylon escapes.good food.great restaurants

Thank Bhuvan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so much more than just the temple although it’s an incredible example of a Buddhist temple. It also has exhibits like Rolls-Royces that have been donated and watches and all sorts of things. There were so much to say. A huge Bo tree...More

Thank Zeke Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple was interesting to visit as there were many donations from visitors, which made interesting viewing. Entry cost Rs300 and we were also able to visit the Seema Malaka Meditation Centre with this ticket (it is a couple of minutes walk away).

Thank Yazmin1994
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old temple has everything, Buddha’s galore, antiques, devotes, a temple on water nearby, you name it. You can wander here for ever taking it all it. Remember to cover knees.

Thank esopus35
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit...so much to see..hundreds of statues and buddah...so gorgeous you just want to have handfulls of lotus petals to lay at the feet of some of the magnificent staues

Thank Kristine K
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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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