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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94112327084
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Good place for some snap shot in the city center.

Nice location. There is a bridge near by too and some boat ride. Famous Garden and other tourist attractions in few kms area. Entrance fees applies and no public toilet, eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice small temple in the lake lady's you should well cover your body and walk inside without shoes opposite has a big temple ganagaramaya

Thank masako o
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's actually little to see as it's a small temple in the middle of a lake, but what a serene and peaceful place to worship. Otherwise, it's a great place for picture perfect photo ops. The entrance fee also allows entry into Gangaramaya Temple, so keep the ticket.

Thank macedonboy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Favorite religious hangout on a non festival day. You can awaken your spiritual part minus the ritualistic mayhem in the main temples.

Thank Lawanya W
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a unique kind of meditation center in the middle of the pond. Nice place to visit. The only thing is the guard at the entrance was charging us some money. I have never seen a temple charging for the entry of visitors. The was no board or anything that states we have to pay to enter. When i said... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location. There is a bridge near by too and some boat ride. Famous Garden and other tourist attractions in few kms area. Entrance fees applies and no public toilet, eating places around.

Thank Mediaxlnc
New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were not allowed to enter the premises and one person wanted us to pay Rs. 200/ per person to take phograph of temple or enter it. No money was being demanded from locals. Devender Biala Delhi.

1 Thank Biala_161
Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A beautiful small temple for meditation, situated in side Lake Beira in the center of Colombo. You can easily recognize it by the blue tiled roof. A series of Buddha statues flanks the temple ground; a serene place in a busy city. The architect of the temple is the famous Geoffrey Bawa. Sometimes there is a table with a middle... More 

Thank GerPieter
Bar, Montenegro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've visited this beauful temple and spend couple minutes there. Just on my way out, the guy stopped me asking me to pay for a ticket. No where was written that visiors are obliged to pay for entering temple. It looked like he was self-hired and trying to get money from tourist. After that group of young Sri Lankan people... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is an excellent place to come to if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city around you. its right on the south Beria lake. please take care to be respectful of your surroundings as it is a Buddhist shrine as well as a little tranquil retreat.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice place to visit if you are on a short visit to Colombo.The evenings are particularly better, so that your visit coincides with the setting sun. The surrounding waters need to be cleaned up.

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