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Reviewed today via mobile

I loved the ambience and the impeccable way that it’s maintained. High point - was the Budhdha relic The idols of ruby and jade are a treat for the eyes. The jade Budhdha is amazing too. The statue of Budhdha and the decor around should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ranjinich
Reviewed today via mobile

The temple has a number of relics which are very nice. The temple also has a number of jade and ruby Buddha statues which is very nice. It’s well maintained and certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a serene and a majestic Buddhist temple in the heart of colombo.A must visit for all visitors ..The temple also has Hindu diety in the complex . there is a entry charge OF Sln Rs 300 .There is a dress code for entry and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple has an interesting collection of local as well as Chinese artifacts, as well as old cars, and it's great place to meditate, and walk around its interesting grounds. Also it looks lovely at night with all the lights but it's closed for visitors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teacher006
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this Temple with Er chander Sain of Delhi- This is mixed temple of Hindu and Buddhist Culture. We get picked up outside our Cinnamon red hotel by Tuk tuk to go to the largest temple in Colombo from Galdari Hotel. Whatever you do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ven S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We get picked up outside our Cinnamon red hotel by Tuk tuk to go to the largest temple in Colombo. Whatever you do negotiate the price FIRST BEFORE GETTING IN. Our driver parked and walked with us giving us a guided tour of the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CliffS418
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the strangest place - a very grand temple, which is used by locals for worship, and well worth a visit on its own. Then there is the most crazy collection of things, just piled into cabinets or display cases with little or no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regretfully, to me it looked more like a warehouse of unrelated things than a place for awe, for meditation and for prayer - just an eclectic accumulation of items, many of which had little to do with Buddhism.. The Dmbulla Cave Temples and the Alu...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggest it is primarily a Buddhist Temple, but there are also some Hindu deities worshiped in the temple. The temple also has different sections where various types of items have have been displayed. The items range not only from religious items, relics...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of the temple is very good. The temple is more of a museum, telling the tale of history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Date of experience: November 2018
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AnujH14
July 13, 2017|
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Response from roshan_ferdi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are staying at Ramada Colombo, Galle Face Beach is across the road from the hotel. so not a problem going there walking. from there you can hop into metre Taxi and go to Temple. From there can go to Bayllys... More
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AnujH14
June 27, 2017|
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Response from vk_203 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anuj, As far as I know the temple is open till 10pm The entrance is free of cost. There is a lake also nearby Could you let me know when your next day flight is ? I would suggest you to visit the temple in the morning... More
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AnujH14
June 27, 2017|
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Response from roshan_ferdi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The temple is located quite close to Ramada Hotel. should be able to get to the temple in 10 minutes. Make sure to use a meter taxi. should not cost more than $1/=. if you need any assistance in Colombo feel free to... More
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Hi Friends, We (with our 2 kids of 8 and 2 yrs) have booked for 8 days in Kandy country club resort (as this is our holiday package) we have made the following ground work for our stay. As this is our first time visit, kindly guide /correct us in our below itinerary. Also will be of great help,if you can let me know which will be right (day)time to visit these places. Day 1 &2: Kandy Day 1. Morning arrival from Airport to Kandy by Bus Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Kandian Dance ...More
January 03, 2011|
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Hi, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is about 40 km west of Kandy - so backtracking towards Colombo. Horton Plains National Park is near Nuwara Eliya and best visited early mornings.. Gregory's Lake is also in Nuwara Eliya. Ramboda is about half way between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya St. Clairs & Devon Falls are about 25 km west of Nuwara Eliya on the road to Hatton. Ella - Bentota - Kandy is too far for 1 day - at least 10 hours driving. AFAIK Lover's Leap is in Trincomalee....More
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Hi all, We have 6 days in Sri Lanka and have worked out the following route: Day 1: Kuala Lumpur - Colombo - Sirigya Day 2: Sirigya (Lion Rock) - Dambulla (Cave Temple) - Kandy Day 3: Kandy (Temple of the Tooth, the accient street) - Nuwara Eliya (Sita Temple, Tea Plant) Day 4: Hortain Plain - Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Galle Day 5: Galle (Galle Fort, the old town, Mihiripenna Beach) - Koggala (Stilt fishing) Day 6: Galle - Colombo (Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, shopping)...More
July 03, 2014|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi there, 1] Stilt fishing is an expensive tourist trap, no one does it as fishing job anymore. Rather useless IMHO. 2] You can't do Sinharaja as you need to enter 9 AM at last to see some birdlife and be out before the usual midday rains; and you have a 3 hour drive from HP to Sinharaja _and_ are trekking HP from 7 AM to 10 AM. 3] Yes no problem HP in September. 4] Some tea factories close Sat and Sun yes but some will be open Saturday at least. Check with your driver. All the best,...More
Adam S
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proper order of sightseeing - Colombo 1 day :) (12 Replies)
As we are arriving Colombo soon I'd like to plan my 1 full day sightseeing, so taking morning local train from Mt. Lavinia we're reaching Colombo Fort railway station in the morning , let's assume 9 am :) So as I don't know the location of some points within the city may I ask you to help me with planning that day ? I would like to use tuk tuks while visiting city (I hope that is good choice) So for sure we would like to visit: Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist...More
November 23, 2015|
Response fromHasaranga M|
Hi There, Go to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara first as it is bit away from the city and you can return to the city and go for the rest. I recommend to go to Galle Face Green in the evening , you can have a nice relaxing time there watching the sunset. Make sure to use metered TukTuk sometimes others charge whatever they want (often).Discuss the location and price clearly before you get on.