Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

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Tashen.G
Wattala, Sri Lanka4 contributions
One of the must visit temples in Colombo. Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. It was built during the 1870s to shelter disciples of Aluthgama Sangharatne who came to hear the monk's sermons. A wealthy local resident funded the temple's construction and subsequent expansion.
Written May 19, 2021
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Michel
Singapore341 contributions
Friends
Whilst there are much older Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka ..what makes this temple is so interesting is to see how many prayers there had been answered ...

The telluric forces at this site attract visitors from all creeds and faiths ..and no local politician or senior leader can avoid to pay respect ...here people from all social levels come to pray ...

Even if you are not religious, take time and meander through the temple buildings and grounds ...it is an experience that makes your stay in Colombo more worthwhile
Written December 7, 2016
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Jackie D
Melbourne, Australia175 contributions
Couples
A very beautiful temple inside. A place that is alive with people using the temple. Not large in size and only a short time is required here. Not as inspiring as other temples around the world but worth a visit
Written February 22, 2020
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KusumaSharma
Brussels, Belgium102 contributions
Family
This is another most popular religious place. I would suggest knowing the history and have a background of the culture before going here. Or if possible a guide can help you understand better.
Written October 12, 2016
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Yaroslava Yakovenko
Doha, Qatar1 contribution
Solo
Place itself is very beautiful and impressive, definitely worth to visit, but!
*just a tip*
if you will meet there a guy (he told he is an English teacher for children in this temple and could be because everyone knows him there) who wants to show you temple inside for free (explaining that he wants to show that Sri Lanka people very hospitable and he doesn't have what to do today) and shop with Sri Lanka "cheap" stones nearby - don't trust!
In the end of short story about temple he will ask for 3200 rupees + 300 rupees for entrance. Even if you don't have money with you he will propose you to bring you to ATM on tuk tuk( driver it's his friend and work with him in this plan) and force you to give him this money. I don't want to say how this story finished..

So for sure go to visit this place but just be careful.
Written November 12, 2018
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Umang A
Mumbai, India722 contributions
Couples
Another beautiful Budha temple on Sri Lanka. They have vast collection of old artifacts. Locals try to make quick money from tourist which I didn't like here.
Written August 27, 2018
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BusinessBear
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
Couples
Very beautiful and colorful temple with many parts. While there are many things you would expect to see there are parts that feel a bit like a storage shed with an array of various old odds and ends. The main statues and building structure worth seeing though
Written July 21, 2018
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Krzys J
47 contributions
Friends
This buddhist temple complex is a 30 min drive out of central Colombo - on the road to Kandy.
It’s a spacious, relaxing and beautiful site, with picturesque surroundings (meandering river in natural beauty). Its an authentic and peaceful destination for anyone keen to have a great excursion out of town. Highly recommended!
Written June 2, 2018
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India4,039 contributions
Family
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple located at Thimbirigasyaya Road looks like a rather mediocre temple from the outside. However what greets the visitors when they enter the temple is some of the finest wall murals ever seen in Sri Lanka. The details, the colours, are exquisite to the minute detail. There are statues of Buddha in different mudras as well as statues depicting different phases of his life. All are richly decorated. A Bodhi tree and a stupa complete the complex
Written August 12, 2014
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ashishdeora123
Jodhpur, India434 contributions
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. It was built during the 1870s
Written October 14, 2019
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