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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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A temple like no other !

The Gangaramaya Temple is like nothing else we have seen any where else. A temple set inside a museum or a museum inside a temple is the best way to describe it ! A varied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favourite temples in the beautiful Island Sri Lanka. all the Prieasts including"Podi Hamuduruwo and Assaji Thero" goes out of there way to assist and helf the needy individuals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Gangaramaya Temple is like nothing else we have seen any where else. A temple set inside a museum or a museum inside a temple is the best way to describe it ! A varied collection of things, including some old cars, time pieces, and random collection of things jostle for space with wonderful statues etc !

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful temple in a nice environment. A lot to see apart from the religious background. Better for an evening visit, looks beautiful with the Lake and surrounding.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Rs.200 entry fee, great collection of everything inside, antique articles in metal, glass, wood. collection of vintage cars. serene temple atmosphere, could do with an audio tour. many multiple levels, almost maze like.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The temple was small and peaceful. The best part of my visit here was witnessing a Sri Lankan wedding. Couples queued up dressed in all bridal finery. The temple also houses a small gallery of sorts which has many quirky antiquities.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It looks pretty but is jam packed on Poyo. It will be sultry. I went there on Wesak. Beautiful lanterns and streets lined by curious paper installments. It is a carnival.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This temple has a very rich culture. In front there is lovely Elephant. There are lot of lovely ancient rare statutes available here.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A nice and serene place and one MUST visit while in Colubo.At the entrance we find beautiful and attractive statues of Hindu Gods GANESHA and VISHNU... There is an old museum where hindu and Buddhist antiques are well preserved.Most important one to visit is the Shrine where BUDDHA,S hair is preserved in a transparent glass. JEENA RATNA , THE PRIEST/MONK... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited the temple during Vesak period, which was a week long celebration period. The temple was completely decorated with many locals queuing up to seek blessings from Lord Buddha. It was an experience in itself to get a glimpse of Buddhist culture and its followers in Sri Lanka.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited it thrice during my 6 trips to Sri Lanka. It is very beautiful and peaceful to go there. Hope to visit it again on my next trip.

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