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Temple in the Sea at Waterloo

Address: Waterloo, Trinidad
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Ranked #26 of 48 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great sunsets. Very peaceful place. Its a temple that sidelines as a tourist attraction. I think you can feel the spirituality of the place. Be away of the fact that it is an active place of worship. Not too exciting for the kids. Some great nature watching at the swamp. Stray dogs both take away and add to the experience.... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Too many stray dogs roaming. Pretty bad area of town. Dirty area with stray dogs everywhere. Locals hanging out and drinking.

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Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went when a burial pyre was visible which was interesting. Our guide told us the history of one man carrying buckets of dirt to build the temple in the sea because it wasn't allowed on land. I enjoyed this more than the others in my group so i don't think it was for everyone but learning about the many... More 

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Trinidad
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited for a short while a couple of days ago. Very serene, from the front surroundings to the walk to the temple and around it. There is alot of sitting areas to just sit and relax. A must see for both local and tourists.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Set way out on a spit of land, a beautiful temple. Take easily removable shoes if you want to go inside the temple (visitors of all denominations can go inside, but check for specific times). Peaceful lovely place and worth the drive.

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was not one of the top things to see in Trinidad. It was merely interesting, in my opinion. Went there basically to kill some time.

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Yesterday we walked out to the temple in the sea in Waterloo. One the shore there were two blazing funeral pyres burning amid hundreds of attendees. Inside the temple, a guru gave our college group a very hypnotic talk about Hinduism, its philosophies, deities and reincarnation. All about helping others, and sending ripples of good karma throughout the universe. Interestingly,... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nothing much to see unless you are a practicing Hindu. If you go on your own there is no one there to give the relevance and spiritual history of the attraction.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited here with friends that live on Trinni so we had informative guides. During our walk out to the temple we were given lots of information and history about the temple being built and the reasons why. There was a ceremony going on inside the temple that we were invited to attend and take photographs. There was a cremation... More 

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Trinidad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Its a temple constructed about 30m into sea. The story itself is amazing, as the guy who built it tried for several occasions and it was demolished. Its worth a visit, beautiful serene place

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