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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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We loved our little walk around this temple. very interesting looking at all of the trinkets and buddhas as well as watching the people inside. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Katie W
Doha, Qatar

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a must seee place is you visit Colombo. Easy to reach from any kind of transport mode and coulle of miles away from most of the reputed star hotels. A Buddhist temple with a historical value. You can see shrines,schlpturea and drawing. Also the tuakers of the temple.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our little walk around this temple. very interesting looking at all of the trinkets and buddhas as well as watching the people inside. Worth a visit.

Thank Katie W
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gangaramaya Buddhist temple is so full of artifacts, that I would classify it as a museum. It consists of 4 (or maybe 5) buildings, with many statues, paintings and sculptures of the Buddha, in multiple styles - Sri Lankan, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Burmese, Japanese and so on. Not just images of the Buddha, but many other artifacts such as old... More 

Thank ShredniVashtar
Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located near from our hotel , we were only one day in colombo and decided to take tuk tuk for quick tour ....the driver took us to this temple l. At the enterance they will ask you to pay 200 rupee each person for charity, temple, museum in one place, nice

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Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful scenography to be seen in the temple. Spend good time to look at everything and experience the Puja that happens.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gangaramaya Temple is a Must Visit Tourist Place in Srilanka and there is an Entry Fee of Rs.200/- ( Srilankan Rupees ) Per Person. The Place is neatly maintained and very clean . it is of Cultural heritage value .

Thank senthilkumar83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in at this temple mid afternoon after walking around Colombo all day. We were a bit tired and more than a bit burned out after all the craziness that can accompany a long walk around this city. While initially put off at the 200Rs cost per person, we decided to stop being cheap and go into this temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd been here on our honeymoon trip and it was a great experience to visit the temple and see all heritage. It is near beira lake and we roamed around and spent time clicking pictures for our memories.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your only in colombo for 1 day then this is the place you gotta go! It's always next to a beautiful lake

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited it on a Monday afternoon, so maybe thats why it was eerily quite. Seems some renovation work was going on, cause the overall feel was of a place of great potential but really jumbled up.

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