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Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Address: Isipathanara Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Beautiful vibe!

What struck me most was the beautiful vibe I felt near the tree where according the Sinhalese Buddha attained salvation (whatever happens to Bodhgaya!). Never mind to arguments... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2014
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New Delhi, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

We loved our visit there , the temple is a classic buddhist temple and very old with great historical significence .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Have you ever seen a temple complete with elephants fish and vintage cars, well you will if you visit this temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found this Temple to be profound. There were so many things to see and experience within its walls and the entrance fee was a minimal donation to the children impacted by the 2004 Tsunami. My tuk-tuk driver acted as my personal tour guide and I learned much about the Buddhist ways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've been to the place first time 10 years ago, during this visit I've been there twice - there you see how deeply are Buddhism and Hinduism are interlaced, you see the Buudhas from different centuries and from all over the world, and you really feel the touch of that very old and very humanistic culture.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

What struck me most was the beautiful vibe I felt near the tree where according the Sinhalese Buddha attained salvation (whatever happens to Bodhgaya!). Never mind to arguments, but the spot is very serene and attracts a lot of devotees. A lot of Buddhas everywhere...denoting the omnipresence of Buddha in the universe. Surprisingly we discovered a Rolls Royce near the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

A fascinating temple and museum rolled into one! For a small entry fee (well worth paying, as we were going in i saw a group of tourist whinging about the entry fee...they decided not to go in and its their loss!). Lots to see both inside and out...don't forget your camera there are countless photo opportunities. Like all Buddhist temples... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

its a nice place to go visit. has a big car park area. the temple has a lot of rich history and art works inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful piece of art. Unfortunately we could not go inside because it was closed but we certainly enjoyed the wonderful view from the outside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

one of those temples where you also get to see a lot of buddhist statues in a collection....right from a miniature gold one which needs a magnifying glass to be seen to the 100 statues on the steps...its is more like a museum than a temple.has an amalgamation of cultures where the ganesha statue is placed at the entrance and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I like going to temples and Isipathanaramaya is a big temple where one can sit and contemplate on life. During the holy days it is packed but on a normal day there isnt a big crowd and it is nice to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet. The traffic noise is a bit offputting but nothing too bad.

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