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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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We were taken there as we lived very close to the temple. Quiet & makes your mind so peaceful once you are in there. Very crowded on poya days

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were taken there as we lived very close to the temple. Quiet & makes your mind so peaceful once you are in there. Very crowded on poya days

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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