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“Best seen from far away”

Nagadipa Purana Vihara
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Jaffna
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best seen from far away”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Even though from the jetty point it seems like an interesting idea of a temple situated on an island, the best of this attraction remains the boat ride (15 mins, costs Lankan Rs 30 ) and the approach to the temple itself. Once there, the temple has little to offer to the visitors, even though it may be religiously significant to the pious.

The best view is the conical staggered roof of the temple from the arrival walkway or from the main land, but the temple itself is "just another temple".. too colorful and gaudy!

Men have to remove their shirt when entering this temple.

Visited October 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Calm, serene environment and great boat ride”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This Buddhist temple is quite different to the Nallur Kandswamy temple in Jaffna. The boat trip to the island is an experience itself, and is lovely. The walk from the jetty to the temple is quite enjoyable and pictureseque. The temple itself is serene, calm and a far cry from the hustle, bustle and bright psychedelic colours of the Hindu temples in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“most sacred place”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The boat ride was horrid if you have contacts with the Sri Lankan Navy my advice is to get arrange one of their boats. temple is very sacred. though I missed the podi bodhiya it is another sacred place in the island

Visited August 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“memorable”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

traveled with srilanka navy... was a good experience travaling in a navy boat and from nagadeepa temple to nagadeepa kovil we took a dimo batta was a facinating ride

Visited August 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Visit to Nagadeepa”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The ferry's did not have life jackets , except the navy boats where life jackets were provided. The entrance to the temple has been done up very well is is looking very nice.

Visited August 2013
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