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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #24 of 87 things to do in Colombo
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Antibes, France
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've been to the place first time 10 years ago, during this visit I've been there twice - there you see how deeply are Buddhism and Hinduism are interlaced, you see the Buudhas from different centuries and from all over the world, and you really feel the touch of that very old and very humanistic culture.

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New Delhi, India
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What struck me most was the beautiful vibe I felt near the tree where according the Sinhalese Buddha attained salvation (whatever happens to Bodhgaya!). Never mind to arguments, but the spot is very serene and attracts a lot of devotees. A lot of Buddhas everywhere...denoting the omnipresence of Buddha in the universe. Surprisingly we discovered a Rolls Royce near the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A fascinating temple and museum rolled into one! For a small entry fee (well worth paying, as we were going in i saw a group of tourist whinging about the entry fee...they decided not to go in and its their loss!). Lots to see both inside and out...don't forget your camera there are countless photo opportunities. Like all Buddhist temples... More 

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