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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 86 things to do in Colombo
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was very calm and tranquil - fairly different from other Buddhist temples that we've visited in our lifetime. Nobody forces you to pay any money (donations) - in fact we didn't hear anyone saying anything at all. Loved the place, and recommend the tourists to pay a quick homage because it only takes 5mins of your time - we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

They have a collection of Hundreds of Buddhas of different size and shapes. It is a great place to invoke the blessing of Lord Buddha. Please dont ask them for the smallest Golden Buddha and also the tiny buddha made of rice.

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Mauritius
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very peacefull n small buddhist temple as my first experience to a buddhist temple i would say it was very good n there is no word to describe the harmony i felt!

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Lahore, Pakistan
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108 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best Buddhist temples in Colombo.Situated in a very nice place. Surrounded by the river. Very famous temple among tourists too.

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London
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This Buddhist temple is lively and alive. We visited on a Sunday and the temple was filled with children attending 'Sunday' school, who were laughing and chatting to each other, which made the atmosphere a very happy one. There is an exhibition of priceless antique ivory carving with some very intricate and fine workmanship on display and a museum containing... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately couldn't go in due to the temple being closed to people around lunch time, but from what we could see from outside was an impressive structure with elaborate statues. Try to visit the place even if you want to see it from outside. However better if you can check their opening hours before making the trip.

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Wattala, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Situated near the Muttaiah Park, Ladies College, and Beira Lake. A deviation from standard Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple with various Buddhist statues from many countries. Parking is difficult on busy days. Just a 100 metres to ViharaMaha Devi Park and War Memorial.

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we were taken to this revered place by our Sinhalese friends...they introduced us to the traditions and history of the temple..we were indeed very fortunate to be blessed by the chief incumbent of the gangaramaya temple podi hamuduruwo....it is a live temple where they are preserving culture and tradition a beautiful museum with priceless antiquities.. The priests are there to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very popular tourist attraction. Visitors come in large numbers daily A special meditation center is located in a beautiful lake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the old temples in colombo which is very conveniently located at the heart of Colombo. You can see lot of things in this temple which are not available in this temple. It is a good Tourist attraction.

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