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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's most popular place in sri-lanka. .because our Lord Buddha came to this kelani viharaya ...if you visit kalani viharaya..it will help to go to nirwanaya. .. saduuu saaadu...

Thank Thewan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A holy sacred place of worship. During weekends or poya days the temple is so crowded you can't even find a place to sit but I happen to travel daily some few years back afyer work on evenings and it is so peaceful. A tourist...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having a history more than 500 BCE it is belive that Lord Buddha have visited this beautiful place ... on a day of the full moon me and my friends had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Temple located in Kelaniya about 10km from Colombo...More

Thank Marlon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kelaniya Temple is a highly sacred and one highly sought after Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is situated not so far from the capital, Colombo. It is about 12km from colombo city. Kelaniya Temple is built on the bank of the Kelani River. Lord...More

Thank exploreslk
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Legend says Lord Buddha him self with 500 Arahath monks visited this place. Crowded always and even non Buddhists visiting this place as this an ancient temple. Plenty of transport options available. Completed with Maha Bodhi Tree, Stupa and a Buddha House surrounded by golden...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Peaceful place. It's fantastic at evenings. One of the inportant temple for the buddhist people to go becuase this is place the loard buddha came to Sri Lanka for 3rd time

Thank aditourssrilanka
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The temple of Kelaniya is situated about 10-15 km away from the capital Colombo. It claims as one of the places Lord Buddha has visited. It is a very old temple which goes back to before 500 BCE. The most unique feature of the temple...More

Thank malalasekeras
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This temple located about 8 km from Colombo. One side of the temple faced to famous Kelani river. It is famous for being visited by the Buddha during his legendary trips to Sri Lanka. In the 15 th century , when King Dhammaceti of Burma...More

Thank lankanaturetrails
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This temple is located in the small town called Kelaniya maybe 10 km away from Colombo. The temple is nice but I recommend to visit this place in early evening. During the day time it's too hot to walk. I went there around 10 am...More

Thank lyndasmith1000
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This temple is located outside the city of Colombo. It is not a must visit temple if you are touring the island and seeing other Buddhist temples. Well worth a visit if you are passing by and have time to spare.

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vinodani s
June 15, 2018|
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Yes, it is open. about 10 am would be ok.