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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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A very interesting place

The Temple complex is an interesting and eclectic mix of old and new Buddhist artefacts. The complex is clean and well presented and the small fee for a ticket of 100/rs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Temple complex is an interesting and eclectic mix of old and new Buddhist artefacts. The complex is clean and well presented and the small fee for a ticket of 100/rs (including Beira Lake temple) was well worth the fee. We did climb up towards the upper level but this was simply full of junk and looked like it was... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Lots to see. Wedding in progress while there lol. Small museum. Oldest tree. Lots of very tall Buddhas, plenty of gold and also a very small gold and diamond studded Buddha.

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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The temple is very unique and worth visiting. THe view around the temple is also very magnificient and the surrounding is calm and serene.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The temple is beautiful place to visit even if you are not a Buddhist, the museum part is very interesting, it is nice to see local people praying and not feeling disturbed by the visitors at all. A small piece of tranquility in this chaotic city.

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australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

More a money making scheme to skim money off Tourists, than a true temple. If U really want to visit a temple, it won't be in Colombo or suburbs, nor will they blatantly charge U money, as this mob does.Temples are remote and sacred- Not easy to find one nowadays....its all about the cash.

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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's a beautiful temple, there's details everywhere you look at and you can clearly see that they re-invest some of the money they get from tourists (nonetheless not as much as I'd think it's ideal). You pay roughly £1 pp, obviously you need to take your shoes off before entering the temple. This is one of the wealthiest temples in... More 

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Antibes, France
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nothing fancy, on lonely planet new edition the price was different from what is charged there. Nothing fancy inside..

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nagpur
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A brilliant temple with a large Buddhist Statue which can be awed from even outside.With beautiful carvings all across the temple, the place is serene, awe inspiring and worth visiting on your trip to Colombo

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Isipathanaramaya Temple is a Buddhist Museum which houses all the artifacts either used by Monks of Gifted to them by the Dignitaries of other nations. The silence in the complex as astounding and the Museum is Informative. Also dont miss the wall behind the Shoe Stand as it has great art work. Also look out for the Rolce Royce... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

good for a quick tour...a lot of relics and religous stuff...not my cup of tea but interesting nonetheless...

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