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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-11-243-5169
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Big tempel in the middel of town

You go barefooted around the temple. You can se the hair stray of Buddha and they have an elephant that you can come close to. We didn´t pay for visiting the elephant because we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A bit cluttered, but this temple has a great repository of Buddhist and Historical artifacts. If we didn't know better, then this could easily be mistaken for a museum. We found the employees much friendlier than those at the local Hindu temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You go barefooted around the temple. You can se the hair stray of Buddha and they have an elephant that you can come close to. We didn´t pay for visiting the elephant because we don't think it´s all right to keep an elephant under that conditions. Some temples have to have an elephant to show up every week, but who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice temple in the heart of Colombo. A must when in the city. A fine collection of antiques inside.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's look like museum better than buddhist temple. This temple have a thousand of statue collection. I'm sad when i found big elephant chain thightly in the backyard where the visitor not allow to come.

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norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a treat to visit in colombo as looks odd from outside but delight with huge display of elephant ornaments

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The place is not the usual or common Buddhist temple you see in the rest of the island .This is a unique place ,though lacking in history the place is considered to be the heart of Buddhism in highly commercialized Colombo city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most visited temples in the Colombo City, this fantastic temple is located on a Beira lake in the middle of the city. I haven't seen varying sizes of Buddha before. A large collection religous and no-religious item, big and small, all you can see here. Entry fee in Rs200.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the biggest temple in Sri Lanka. You have to pay 200ruppies - totally worth it! After visit keep the receipt and go visit smaller temple on lake which is nearby

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

its a good place to visit,,the ancient temple,,with various budhist preaching depicted.its a big temple,,there are elephants too,,many budha staues big and small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

its fabulous with all the gold budda inside. they have a musical ritual show during the day.. very nice but too loud for me. they have a museum inside as well.

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-11-243-5169
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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