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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 2 days ago via mobile

Usually you pay something minimal for storing your shoes in temples. But 300?! It's also a tourist price and locals pay much less.

Thank Yossi222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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...

Thank Ornella G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank tjb38
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Amit B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It is a different kind of temple

Thank senuri z
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank uma4235
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Tony_Caramella
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank rgbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank arinds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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