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Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 00500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't be fooled by the modest exterior of this temple, originally built in 1870's. Step inside and behold some of the most exquisite and lavish murals depicting early 20th century buddist art. You must remove shoes and hats.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank woebetide
Reviewed 1 week ago

THis is my first temple I have ever seen and I won't forget it. I love it. There is a huge Buddah, a huge tree... Such a good atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't see too many tourists when we visited, but certainly worth checking out. 30 minutes is more than sufficient.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AJ310B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk up steep steps, when you get to the top you have to remove shoes. Amazing place, never seen anything like it. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank L C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our cab driver who took us over to this temple. I must surely say that this place is amazing and breathtaking. If you are looking for a peaceful tour, do visit this place when you are in Colombo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunny N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time in Sri Lanka and I didn't know anything about buddhism. But this temple is was really beautiful and peaceful ! If you are in Colombo, this is a must!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EThan33x33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a guided tour of this iconic temple to see it at its best. I was amazed by some of the collected items such as an elephants foot and elephant tusks? Let alone the large collection of guns, strange things to find in a religious...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Yaroslava_Yakovenko
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is both a temple and a museum with thousands of Buddhist statues and artefacts. Wish there were more guided tours to understand what seems to be a wealth of history. This place also has some vintage cars in the collection ! The temple is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lall888
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Its so nice to see the Asokaramaya Buddha and Im amazed seeing it. This buddha is different from the buddha i saw in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jonathan C
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November 21, 2017|
Response from saddha |
It's free of charge
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Response from AllPraisestoGod | Reviewed this property |
Not too far away. It can be covered with tuk tuk