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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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Bus 101 will pass near from it (nearly 50 meter from bus stop). Entry fees for this and seema meelaka temple was 200 LKR. It is one of well maintained temple with good museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Bus 101 will pass near from it (nearly 50 meter from bus stop). Entry fees for this and seema meelaka temple was 200 LKR. It is one of well maintained temple with good museum. Total time to see whole vicinity will be one hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

very beautiful shrine with amazing colourful statues and relics, if you're lucky you can get blessed by a priest, make some offering as I understood this shrine support some local orphanage for young children must see in colombo

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow this temple is amazing, so many different aspects to see and photograph. It takes maybe 2 hours to see everything. Historically can't be beaten. Photos of visiting royalty are everywhere. I would certainly visit again. Treasures are displayed perfectly, they even had their own elephant on site. An absolute must, do not miss it.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Being a regular visitor to this monastery, Its a delight for all senses and filled with gorgeous artifacts from many countries. The priests in-charge are wonderful human beings, be it the wealthy parliamentarian or the weary traveler, anyone can approach them and they are more than happy to help you. Be sure to visit all the museum buildings, classic cars... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent place to revisit the past of lanka's rich culture and heritage. A nice place to revisit the past.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I know there are many 4 and 5 star reviews for this temple but it really didn't do it for us - yes there is a vast variety of material on display but there is little if any explanation and a lot of it comes across more as the content of a second hand shop. Although a non-Buddhist I have... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a great way to get a bit of local color in your trip. Spend two hours, and you're set. You can even get blessings from a local holyman.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This temple is undeniably magnificent but all of the splendour and serenity is undermined by the tragic sight of Ganga the 8 year old temple elephant kept chained out the back. This is a "tradition" that needs to change. I hope they show some compassion and move Ganga to a group environment where she can interact with other elephants and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My review, Honestly , nice and serene place. Can meditate or just sit down an relax for a while to gather your thoughts... Nice History and beautiful statues as well monuments. DONTS : Stop clicking so many pictures and enjoy the calmness of the place !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The thing that moved me most about visiting this temple, was that there was a fee for foreigners of 200 ruphees each, but this was actually put in the donation jar to help disabled children! I found this very moving. A wonderful place, and was only a short walk from where i was staying. The temples here are beautiful! If... More 

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