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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #15 of 52 Attractions in Colombo
Type: Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Arlington, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

its a nice place to go visit. has a big car park area. the temple has a lot of rich history and art works inside.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful piece of art. Unfortunately we could not go inside because it was closed but we certainly enjoyed the wonderful view from the outside.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

one of those temples where you also get to see a lot of buddhist statues in a collection....right from a miniature gold one which needs a magnifying glass to be seen to the 100 statues on the steps...its is more like a museum than a temple.has an amalgamation of cultures where the ganesha statue is placed at the entrance and... More

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Rome
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I like going to temples and Isipathanaramaya is a big temple where one can sit and contemplate on life. During the holy days it is packed but on a normal day there isnt a big crowd and it is nice to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet. The traffic noise is a bit offputting but nothing too bad.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Calming religious place. Can explore Buddhism and can relax the mined and physique inside the temple. Can have nice chat with nice friendly people

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Nizwa, Oman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Its a very calm and beautiful temple located at the heart of Colombo. It's easily accessed from any part of Colombo . Liked the calm feel of the place and the frescoes on wall.

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Colombo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Located in Bambalapitiya area this is a beautiful temple with ancient architecture and paintings. It is quiet and peaceful here and the priests are very nice and helpful in giving out information.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A very quiet nice temple situated very close to the Isipathana boys school and right in front of the BRC club, Colombo 5. A temple very conveniently accessed and worshiped by the Buddhist community in Colombo.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Its a very calm and beautiful temple located at the heart of Colombo. It's easily accessed from any part of Colombo

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