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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Peaceful and beautiful

Right next to Asokaramaya Temple, so make sure to visit both of them at the same time. Wonderful decorations and very peaceful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 5, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Right next to Asokaramaya Temple, so make sure to visit both of them at the same time. Wonderful decorations and very peaceful.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

After seeing the nice elaborate wall with carvings of deer and such on the front side of the temple grounds, it was just kind of a "let down" once inside the grounds since the only things to see are a "fairly big" cone-shaped chedi structure with sculptures of elephant heads around its base and a tree with four Buddhas underneath... More 

Thank Myo M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

Nice and quiet place. Can spend about an hour at a leisurely pace. Entry fee is 1 usd , but we aware if being charged in LKR . The guy just charges anything. Nothing wrong in paying extra at a temple , but is should be of our free will, not induced by somebody else's. Worth a look.

Thank Sharad_D_007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very holy place of Buddha. idol looks very nice and a place where lot of devotee visit every day. You van click a photo as well. feels good after visiting this place.

Thank Sachin R
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Quite a peaceful place full of artifacts. Nice place to sit down and meditate for sometime. You could finish the visit in 30 minutes.

1 Thank csinha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice place. Locals say it is their main Buddhist temple. Nice, but having been in Tibet too, I find it just OK. Most interesting was the amphitheatrical statues on the back, the tree inside the temple and the fish and elephant on the rear side.

Thank vPetrosHv
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

A peaceful Sri Lankan Buddhist temple with extraordinary indoor murals and well worth a visit. The temple is easy to get to on Isipathana Road in Colombo 5 and those seeking a visit to a real temple should make their way here.

1 Thank Raina G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Its huge statue. But not gone inside. Well kept. No Noise and very littler crowd. Can spend some time. As many of Srilnakans are Buddhists

Thank DJ123Mumbai
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were taken there as we lived very close to the temple. Quiet & makes your mind so peaceful once you are in there. Very crowded on poya days

1 Thank Aruna G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Temple complex is an interesting and eclectic mix of old and new Buddhist artefacts. The complex is clean and well presented and the small fee for a ticket of 100/rs (including Beira Lake temple) was well worth the fee. We did climb up towards the upper level but this was simply full of junk and looked like it was... More 

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