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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 Buddhist temple which is famous for its glamorous procession in February "Nawam maha perahera". It is only second to the Kandy Esala Perahera in July. You will see royally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very important Buddhist temple. You can see a lot of historicle items in the museum of the temple. Can view the Sri Lankas first printing mechine.The elephant of the temple adds colour. The seemamalakaya in the middle of the lake is a very quiet place in the heart of the city which you should not miss.Blessings of the monks are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Gangarama Temple is a unique place to visit... It doesn't take much of your time... IF you are a Buddhist You will feel inner peace in this temple. and for tourist it's a good place to take some pics...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Colorful temple located very near to city center as collection of different Buddhist stuffs relate with different traditions. No more explanations there so better to go with a knowledgeable guide to clarify if needed to clarify all these Buddhist concepts. You need to pay 200 LKR donation ticket and its allow for other part of lake temple as well.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A Buddhist temple which is famous for its glamorous procession in February "Nawam maha perahera". It is only second to the Kandy Esala Perahera in July. You will see royally decorated elephants and many many cultural segments through out the procession. The sounds of various models of drums and beats will mesmerize you.

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited the temple with a few colleagues,, serene place that had a calming effect..collection of idols as museum inside is very interesting combination of cultures. The Bodhi tree and the main Vihara is simply beautiful, no words can describe them further. Must see if you are visiting CMB.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is a must visit. Go there with an open mind. Don't expect it to be spectacular. However, it is amazing how calm and serene it is when you get inside. It is well maintained and clean

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a temple with all sorts of displays of the Buddha, some quite spectacular, However, I am always saddened to see an elephant in front, chained in a small area with the mahout sometimes there to make it perform, I know temple elephants are part of a tradition, but the cruelty part is NOT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One of the LandMark Religious Place of Colombo.Beautifully Maintained.You have Heritage museum.Where You can see lot of Heritage Cars,Gifts donated by Various Buddhist countries. You need minimum 4to 5 Hours to see in detail and Pray.You should not miss this Place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

walkable distance from the hotel a lovely place to spend time at. The temple and the statues are magnificent and a treat to watch.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You visit Gangaramaya temple and you will instantly be taken back in time. This place is a treasure of old Buddhist artifacts very well preserved. The Buddha statues installed in rows like in a stadium (apologies couldn't think of a better way to say it) were a special feature. Loved to take pictures here. You also get to see old... More 

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-11-243-5169
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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