Usually you pay something minimal for storing your shoes in temples. But 300?! It's also a tourist price and locals pay much less.
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I would not say it's somewhere you can retreat to for quiet meditation. It has grown to become a museum for Buddha statues and quite a "busy busy" atmosphere. Good for exploring and looking around...
Well worth the visit however I do think 300 rupees to take off your shoes is far too expensive. Great temple though. When you first enter you are surprisingly greeted by the Hindu god Ganesh then onto the main shrine room with its impressive statues...More
well-kept and neat place with a serene ambience but can do with some more information about the place. the layout is also bit confusing and there is no particular order defined.
Beautiful collection of temples bringing together the Hindu and Buddist faiths from around the world. Entrance i believe used to be on donation but is now ticketed at rs. 300 (£1.50) Felt a little more museum like in places as it was a rather eclectic...More
We went to the temple on the eve of the national holiday of lights. Though we'd seen many temples, the beauty of Gangaramaya lit up at night and the generosity of the Sri Lankan people visiting that night including us in their festivities will stay...More
This temple houses one of the most amazing collections of Buddhist art and riches. From solid gold or ruby statues to antique Rolls Royce cars, this complex is more of a museum than a temple. The site is a maze of rooms and floors that...More
You can spend hours in this temple. There are so many things in the museum, every corner has something to see. Another special attraction are the crows near the Buddha, they are fearless and its something special about them.
At the entry, this appears like a temple...and is a temple as well, but there are other things to this place-1 a museum and 2 a shopping destination to buy souvenirs... locals come here for prayers....even as the place is well maintained and has some...More