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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-11-243-5169
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very good collection. peaceful and tranquil. easy to access and reach. could do with better maintenance

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very good collection. peaceful and tranquil. easy to access and reach. could do with better maintenance

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Gurgaon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get out if you cannot make a donation- this is what i was told at the counter on the entrance of the temple . It is sad to write a poor review for something as auspicious as this temple, there is so much good about the temple to talk about, i was shocked when i was asked for a compulsory... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit temple.when I visit it was very hot and the ground was burning.so if you plan to visit it,,better wear socks because you have to remove shoes.MUST SEE.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is great with lots of tranquality all around. One feel the divinity all around. Great main temple has a huge golden buddha with the feel of relaxation and awareness. Must visit.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can spend long hours at this temple. There are a huge collection of antiques from all over the world. The highlight was the Jade Buddha in the centre altar. We were lucky to be able to join early morning divine prayers on a Friday morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is an really nice temple i visited its so calm an peaceful,its hard to believe that the temple is in the middle of colombo ,nice place to visit to learn about Buddhist cutler.

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one interesting Buddhist temple because there r also a lot of Hindu gods inside. That is due to the country history, pls go and find the reason for yourself~

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical place to understand the spread of Buddhism in Srilanka.. Good artifacts and good location....

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Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was Amazed by the amount of Buddha statues from many parts of the world at Gangaramaya Temple. We were very fortunate to see the Relics of Buddha from Pakistan during our visit. Apart from Buddha statues, the temple has collected old items from jewelry, watches to cars. If you are visiting from another country that follows buddhism you will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok experience. Lots of worthless tat to see but a nice hr away from madness of Colombo streets. Don't expect too much.

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