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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Beautiful place to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Siyana R
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We loved our visit there , the temple is a classic buddhist temple and very old with great historical significence .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Have you ever seen a temple complete with elephants fish and vintage cars, well you will if you visit this temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found this Temple to be profound. There were so many things to see and experience within its walls and the entrance fee was a minimal donation to the children impacted by the 2004 Tsunami. My tuk-tuk driver acted as my personal tour guide and I learned much about the Buddhist ways.

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