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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Nice religious place to visit. you can pray and get peace while you take rest for a while inside the temple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nice religious place to visit. you can pray and get peace while you take rest for a while inside the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Gangaramaya is good for a quick stop. Relatively small temple that is easy to get to and takes less than an hour to tour. It does have one small room that is set up with a museum like quality displaying a variety of ivory and local artifacts. The cascading Buddha garden in the outside courtyard is what truly makes this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing location and peaceful, minus the construction sounds from across the street. Nice and peaceful place to mediate, other than multitude other tourists visiting.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple is one of the most beautiful temples what we have seen in Sri Lanka. Its full decorated, many different kind of Buddha's, gemstones and materials. A mix of different kind of Buddhistic countries. We are impressed. The small ticket price is including a vist to the temple on the Beira lake with a great vieuw... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I would say this one is the most attractive attraction in Colombo, there are mini Borobudur temples inside. There are monks and many Buddha statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are a lot of collection of different things from wood curving, Ivory and others. A lot of interesting things to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we were told there were temple elephants to see. There was one unhappy one, a charge to get in, where other temples are free and not much to see for the money.

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Hannover, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The temple is more a wild collection of old things, which have nothing to do with buddhism. Inside there are a few rooms with lots of old stuff and just a small area which is used for praying by the locals. This small part is nice to see, but there is nothing to learn about buddhist culture. If you wanto... More 

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

Old & famous, central located & very popular. Very easy for tourists to visit on their tour around the city. Has it's own resident elephant which can be hand fed by visitors. A collection of artefacts including a motor car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Jaw Dropping Museum and Temple in the heart of Colombo. The entrance fee is your donation for the upkeep of this magnificent temple. You need at least 1 hour to appreciate the splender of the exhibits and variety of Buddah statues on display. There are many artefacts, scrolls jewels and art works to capture the imagination. The temple was not... More 

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