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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 435169
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61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 435169
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a Buddhist, this temple has a religious value and historical value. It has many antique items used by religious ceremonies and the architecture is completely serene. It has a very calm surrounding, which is surprising in the middle of Colombo. Where you can meditate...More

Thank Tropical15041982
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visit to the place to release your stress and to feel the purity of in the theravadi Buddhism. attractive places to have good photography of a boeddhist temple. free to feel this calmness during Colombo visits.

Thank Indika B
Reviewed 6 days ago

if you are a Buddhist or not - this sacred venue gives you sense of peace. the architecture is beyond expectation. the venue is kept clean and diciplined

Thank Jayantha F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited many temples before but never seen something like this place. The entire complex consists of multiple buildings that are not really connected. The collection of relicts and other exposed items is breathtaking. There are countless objects made of a variety of materials....More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The people were friendly and welcoming. Be appropriately dressed and ready to explore barefoot. Also, remove hats before entering. Very large and somewhat unorganized collection of many items, religious and otherwise. Fun to explore the many nooks and crannies of this site. Many photo opportunities....More

Thank Chip R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Temple is right in the middle of Colombo, so it's very easy to get to. The collection, as others have noted, is very "eclectic." There are several spaces with a very large Buddha in the center but then with smaller Buddhas in a huge...More

Thank BonVoyage2U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a strange place that you can spend hours in. There is the image temple at the front which is pure glorious and mighty impressive kitsch. At the centre stands a large Bo tree around which all the worshippers gather. The rest of the...More

Thank Antje K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is architecturally designed making the mind calm to worship Lord Buddha. A part of temple is situated surrounded by a lake. There are a number of Buddha statues and a museum too. Worth visiting temple for the religious purpose as well as to...More

Thank Chameleon91
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is located in the heart of the city. Temple itself is very cozy place with lots of exhibition items and different things. If you need to see a real traditional Buddhist temple, this is not the ideal place to be. This temple is...More

Thank arunajithnandana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large temple is worth droping into as part of a city tour - its quite different to the others, displaying old cars, cameras, watches along with numerous other items that i really didn't quite understand !!

Thank arichards2017
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Anuj H
13 July 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are staying at Ramada Colombo, Galle Face Beach is across the road from the hotel. so not a problem going there walking. from there you can hop into metre Taxi and go to Temple. From there can go to Bayllys... More
Anuj H
27 June 2017|
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Response from vivek v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anuj, As far as I know the temple is open till 10pm The entrance is free of cost. There is a lake also nearby Could you let me know when your next day flight is ? I would suggest you to visit the temple in the morning... More
Anuj H
27 June 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The temple is located quite close to Ramada Hotel. should be able to get to the temple in 10 minutes. Make sure to use a meter taxi. should not cost more than $1/=. if you need any assistance in Colombo feel free to... More