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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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This Budhhist temple is situated in the centre of the Colombo city, Very peaceful place with old and rare collections of art works , sculptures etc.,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gangaramaya is the most beautiful and most visiting Buddhist Temple out few of the same nature places in Colombo. Dispite of many routinely visiting locals, a considerable number of foreign travellers too visit the Temple due to its unique appearence of cultural richness and spiritual calmness in the mid of a busy capital.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Place is good. Good cultural and heritage place. It is not very entertaining though. Only foreign tourists are charged a fees. You can easily sneak in. 1 hour is enough to visit this place............

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An efficiently run tourist attraction. This is also a treasure trove of artefacts, including those from other countries. However, this is not a place that is representative of the vast number of temples across the island. Nevertheless, an interesting tourist stop.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A total calm & tranquil place. A collection of Buddha statues from all the Buddhist cultures around the world are available. The temple also posses important Holy Relics . A must see place .

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Budhhist temple is situated in the centre of the Colombo city, Very peaceful place with old and rare collections of art works , sculptures etc.,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really peace full we visit in side temp all and is was really nice quiet place and weather was good

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Place was very peaceful and soothing. Few things were very old and rare. Antique shop on left corner has good quality souvenirs. A bit expensive though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see and as it is central it is an easy destination for tourists. The Temple is splendid and houses an enormous wealth of gifts, artefacts, relics, art works, sacred trees, statues and ornaments of every size shape and material. Treasures of gold, silver, ivory and wood bedeck every nook and cranny. I have visited twice as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here when there was a festive event. The place is serene and really interesting. Yes it is a bit eclectic but it is a place of worship and not a tourist attraction. That having been said, it was well worth the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting Buddhist temple. There is a lot of things in the museum section. Some of the content in the museum seemed a little bit confusing but interesting all the same. Worth a visit.

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