Religious Sites in Colombo

Religious Sites in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Religious Sites in Colombo

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  • Lonely Laowai
    37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful first temple to visit in Colombo, but probably not of much interest for someone not particularly interested in Buddhist history and it’s evolution throughout south and East Asian cultures. If you’re into these, it’s a blast.

    The lake part takes maybe ten minutes to see. Heads up it is brutally hot and there is little shade save the central roofed chamber.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Michael Morris
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this temple an hour before sunset to catch the last light of day reflecting off the golden Buddha statues. The views of the city across the water are wonderful and the environment is perfect for meditation.
    Written November 19, 2021
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  • Myrus Colombo Centre
    Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful architecture. Historic place..a must visit by everyone in any faith or religion. The poojas or rituals are.carried our everyday at specific times.
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • Tashen.G
    Wattala, Sri Lanka4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • SEs
    London, UK25,876 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the many Buddhist temple here. The temple is beautiful. This is basically a local temple.
    Written August 28, 2018
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  • DGreenbergLondon
    London, England, United Kingdom57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Chabad House provides incredible hospitality for those needing a synagogue, kosher food, or just a community away from home. Was there two years ago and chose to come back this time even though was staying quite a way away: I booked into Cinnamon Red across the road for weekends just so I could eat and pray at Chabad! Rabbi and Rebbetzen Maidanchik are absolute stars, and their hospitality is amazing.
    Written March 17, 2019
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  • ashishdeora123
    Jodhpur, India434 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most iconic tourist places in Colombo, Sambodhi Chaithya is a magnificent Buddhist stupa which is built in the shape of a space rocket!
    Written October 14, 2019
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  • The_Lankan
    Rochester, MI756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Catholic Church is located in Borella, Sri Lanka. My wife and I attended a 6:15pm Saturday mass since we have to fly out of SL first thing Sunday morning. The Saturday evening mass is an English service. The priest speaks fluent English so it’s easy to understand him. The church has fans on the sides so if it’s a hot day don’t sit close to the center aisle because you will not feel the breeze of the fans. Unlike many of the other Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka, this one has pads on the kneelers so it’s easy on your knees. It’s January 2023 and there is still no holy water at the church, this is different than Catholic Churches in the USA.
    We will visit again some day when we are in SL again.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • zamanwho
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Dewatagaha mosque is one of the prominent mosques in Colombo. It's huge and white, the architecture is lovely and beautiful, and we learnt that the mosque is about 200 years old. Its lovely exterior is almost an iconic part of the architecture in the city center in Colombo.
    Written October 17, 2017
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  • uzmelissa
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yeah ıts old but well keeper you should visit to see oldish style it has. Very close to new kathiresan temple,each of them very beatiful
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • Arul R
    Bangalore, India215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the must stop in Colombo was to be at a famous church and since our hotel was near to Bambalapitiya we chose to go here.

    This is a old church but has been maintained like gold its right on the main road and has a good manicured and well taken care garden which has good parking space and the chruch itself is big with a parish hall.

    A must for the fellowship goers to attend the Sunday service.
    Written July 18, 2018
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  • DilrukshiH
    Colombo, Sri Lanka2,715 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A landmark building in Colombo.
    This place of worship is only for Muslims & not for women either.
    You can see it from the outside.
    Written October 3, 2015
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  • Ranmal F
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka. The temple draws many visitors to explore its eastern architecture, remarkable frescoes and to learn of the many legends that surround this religious site.
    Written August 19, 2018
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  • uzmelissa
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is very beatiful Hindu Temple that so many people are visiting.its new and big and so close to old Kathirasan temple in the same road. All of the people are sitting and praying all together,it was so good
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • sanmugasundaran s
    Colombo, Sri Lanka46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the one and only center for Sivayogaswami in Colombo. A beautiful meditation hall at a peaceful place. This place has a ground floor for yoga and other activities and the upper floor is for meditation. Well kept and maintained. Clean and spotless. Anybody entering the hall can feel the spiritual vibration prevailing there. Since the hall is away from the main road there is absolutely silence . I like this place very much for the simple reason that this is not a temple but only a meditation hall with a beautiful statue of Sivayogaswami . It is almost like sitting in the presence of Sivayogaswami and listening to his teaching.It is a wonderful experience.
    Written February 25, 2022
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