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“A must-see temple in Colombo”

Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Ranked #14 of 151 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

The facade of this famous Hindu temple with hundreds of dramatic faces is worth dusins of photos. Inside there is not that much too see but the spiritual atmosphere is outstanding. You leave the temple a little happier and a little wiser. Entrance is free free If you don't take photos inside.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I would say this is the best place of worship I have ever been. I visit this temple very frequently and for all my prayers. A calm place. Very friendly and devoted service of the priests makes one feel very comfortable.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Easily reachable, just behind the Fort Railway Station, you'll find the Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil, or simply the "Hindu Temple". This is the oldest and largest hindu temple in Colombo and is dedicated to the Gods Shiva and Ganesh. A visit is a must and is included in most Colombo tours. Its monumental towers, very elaborated, with hundreds of colorful ornaments will delight your eyes and memories. Enjoy!

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