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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE. COLOMBO. Not a lot of things to visit, in Colombo, but this is a must-to-see. Later you can go to Victory Park, and the National Museum. To the Fort. In the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE. COLOMBO. Not a lot of things to visit, in Colombo, but this is a must-to-see. Later you can go to Victory Park, and the National Museum. To the Fort. In the evening the nice Front du Mer! with a beautiful sunset. But this temple is exotic, amazing, with a mixt of Buddas, watches!, cars (R.Royce), etc. and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Nice temple where you can get the idea of Buddhism. Attached to it is a museum as well. There is an entry fee of 200 rupees, but it is all donated to charity - nice of them. Shoulders must be covered while entering the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Gangaramaya is situated close to the Seema Malaka temple. Though this is a sacred temple, it gives the feeling of a Museum. There are a lot of exhibits of all types. The interesting things to watch are the collection of Budha statues on the steps and the Bodhi tree. There is an entrance fee of LKR200. Footwear and hats needs... More 

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Rennes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A very" folkloristic" display, not really a temple atmosphere and unfortunately (to our western opinion) they keep an elephant chained in a tiny courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We only had 24 hours in Colombo and on arrival hired a tuk tuk and asked the driver to give us a feel for the place. He drove around for about 30 minutes and we just got no feel for the place at all. he waited for us when we visited the Temple and we had a lovely time. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A must visit when in Colombo. The temple houses thousands of Buddhas big and small from various countries. Various relics and memorabilia associated with Buddhism are neatly cataloged and displayed. Very informative. Set in peaceful and serene surroundings, visit to the temple leaves one feeling mesmerized.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is located near the Seema Malaka Temple. To enter it is appropriate to bring appropriate clothing (cover your legs and shoulders). We also have to take off to go, but after being there is to let engage the culture with various statues and paintings that the temple presents. A place that definitely have to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

And temple that has millions of artifacts on a quiet tree line at in colombo. Huge sprawling enlarging place that is overwhelming in its size its amount of things including antique cars. Really amazing. 200ruppee entrance fee but worth the several hours of walking around inside. I think there may be a stuffed elephant in as well.

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Colombo District, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Quiet, serene and full of positive energy! Unique experience of sitting in the temple and abosrb the energy to experience harmony within. Awesome, amazing and wonderful experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This temple has a touch of class along with the serenity one would want after the rush in Colombo traffic. The high priest is a very respected known person in the Country.

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