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Temple in the Sea at Waterloo

Waterloo, Trinidad
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Ranked #29 of 52 attractions in Trinidad
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: This temple is amazing.  Built when the South Asians were not permitted to build on cane land, this temple is on the water and is reached by a... more »
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Milwaukee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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San Fernando, Trinidad
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It's a long drive to the temple..and the road is narrow and full of potholes..you park your car and walk a short while along the ocean..the "water" is ash grey, thick and smelly..rubble, cremation pots etc is lying along the path and in the polluted ocean..the temple was locked and we could look through the windows, just like any other... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you're a spiritual or historical traveler and by spiritual i mean Hindu, then this would be an interesting site to visit. In a nutshell its an actual temple built in the sea at a time when Indentured laborers weren't allowed to construct worship centers on land due to the lack of ownership. However a wise man decided to use... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is a beautiful temple. Very inspiring to see how it was built by the hard work of one dedicated person. He worked on it when the tide was out and hence it's in the sea when the tide is in.Now there is a bridge to get to the temple. Worth the visit

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The temple is a beautiful place, quite small but with loads of little details to discover as you go for a wander. We were the only people there when we visited, which really added to the serenity.

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Aberdeen
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

An interesting place to visit and a piece of history but probably doesn't take more than a stay of 20 minutes. The local park is poorly maintained and the caretaker of the temple packed up and left when we arrived - no invitation to take a quick look before he left. Worth a few photos. There were lots of bird-... More

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