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“Very Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temple in the Sea at Waterloo

Temple in the Sea at Waterloo
Waterloo, Trinidad
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Ranked #29 of 78 things to do in Trinidad
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Set way out on a spit of land, a beautiful temple. Take easily removable shoes if you want to go inside the temple (visitors of all denominations can go inside, but check for specific times). Peaceful lovely place and worth the drive.

Visited May 2014
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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191 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was not one of the top things to see in Trinidad. It was merely interesting, in my opinion. Went there basically to kill some time.

Visited January 2014
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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Good karma at the Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Yesterday we walked out to the temple in the sea in Waterloo. One the shore there were two blazing funeral pyres burning amid hundreds of attendees. Inside the temple, a guru gave our college group a very hypnotic talk about Hinduism, its philosophies, deities and reincarnation. All about helping others, and sending ripples of good karma throughout the universe. Interestingly, most of the students had never really heard this firsthand, and in such a simple, sensible way.

On the walk back, we passed one of the mourners, whose car was stuck in muddy grass on the sloping shoulder. A bunch of the boys and I pushed him out and we was on his way. Good karma for us.

Visited January 2014
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nothing much to see unless you are a practicing Hindu. If you go on your own there is no one there to give the relevance and spiritual history of the attraction.

Visited April 2013
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited here with friends that live on Trinni so we had informative guides.

During our walk out to the temple we were given lots of information and history about the temple being built and the reasons why.

There was a ceremony going on inside the temple that we were invited to attend and take photographs.
There was a cremation taking place along the waterfront and our friends told us it would be okay to take photographs as it was a celebration of life, we declined this offer as it seemed a little disrespectful (not knowing the deceased & not really the British thing to do)
It did make you think about the peace and serenity for the cremation and how we don't have anywhere like that in the UK.

Visited October 2012
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