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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 47 attractions in Colombo
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For a chance to see a beautiful bodhi tree, colourful shrines, an elephant and a seriously wacky collection of antiques, this is a must see! Beware the dress code - shoulders and legs covered.

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Its a nice place and must visit in the city of Colombo to get a feel of what Buddhism is all about. It also has a nice museum which is worth a watch. All in all spent an hour here. There is an entry fees for the museum but entry to temple is free.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A peaceful place in a busy city. If you go in the morning you might be able to see monks feeding the birds. But it is in the evening that the temple is busy and gets full of people. Recommend it for a quick drop by if you are in Colombo.

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Udawalawa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When you visit Colombo Sri Lanka this is one of the best places to visit in the evening.... the best time I suggest is after 0600pm , dont forget to meet the deputy head of the temple as well Ven Kirinde Assajee thero.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are planning to visit Colombo this is a place you must not miss. This is one of the main sacred places of Buddhist followers. It's at a nice surrounding with the Baire lake and a good a place to sit and relax even you are not a Buddhist. If you want to take photographs there are few nice... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Must see temple in colombo ! Temple with long history and great museum , highly recommended . Do keep in mind to dress up suitable cloths for a temple , or they will provide you sarong !

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very famous Buddhist temple located in Colombo. Many people visit this temple every day to pray the lord Buddha. The place is extremely beautiful. Very elegance. It is also one of the complete temple in the Sri lanka. It contains all the parts a Buddhist temple must have. It also has a very important museum. And do... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A tuck tuck driver recommended this to me. It is very beautiful and colourful. You have to pay a small fee to enter but it is worth it.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful temple next to the ocean.Had a museum with lot of old relics and collections and were nice to see.Peaceful and quiet in the middle of town.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

When you look at the pictures and the reviews you feel it's a big buddhist temple and is a very interesting place. But it really couldn't stand upto it. My review is purely basis the experience of a tourist and should not be construed otherwise. They have a museum with many ivory carvings and other stuff which is ok to... More

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