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Jain Temple

Langoni Road near Digo Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
225428
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MAGNIFICIENT AND MAJESTIC

An ancient Jain temple built in the traditional style in white marble located right in the heart of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sukesha D
,
Mombasa, Kenya
They did not allow us in

They did not allow us in. It was very sad. They said that the rules changed a year ago prohibiting... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Abby254
,
Mombasa, Kenya
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This spectacular temple is adorned floor to ceiling with sculptures and figurines. Jainism holds all forms of life to be sacred.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
2 weeks ago
“MAGNIFICIENT AND MAJESTIC”
24 Aug 2016
“They did not allow us in”
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Langoni Road near Digo Road, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ancient Jain temple built in the traditional style in white marble located right in the heart of the old town of Mombasa, amidst the narrow and noisy market lanes with hawkers aggressively selling their wares.... one feels they have gone back to the busy...More

Thank Sukesha D
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

They did not allow us in. It was very sad. They said that the rules changed a year ago prohibiting Africans/ locals from visiting the temple.

2  Thank Abby254
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I am a Jain and live in NYC and was very eager to visit the Jain Temple in Mombasa and talk with people there but was treated extremely rudely and was refused entry multiple times by the guard and apparently a woman who decided that...More

4  Thank AnjaliNYC
Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you have a hour or so to spare, this is worth a visit, the temple is clean, and looked after, it certainly makes you wonder about the years gone by.

Thank 1WorldwideTraveller
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I grew up in Mombasa but this was the first visit in over 30 years. This temple still has the power to awe. The coolness inside is inductive to prayer. Very intricate carving inside .

Thank astonangel3
Reviewed 13 August 2015

One of the oldest Jain temple out side India, recently completed 50 years. Located in old town area and easily accessible. Holy place for all devotees and followers of Jainism.

Thank VIRENDRANAGORI
Reviewed 15 May 2015

To see the different level....for women and men's.....the pictures are so nice, everybody should see it.....but take your time, to see all the small different details......and enjoy

1  Thank Tatjana0409
Reviewed 3 April 2015

On the last day of my stay at Mombasa.. found the temple.. actually it was there in next street of Nkrumah Road (old Fort Jesus road) in mombasa old town.... Highly magnificent and peaceful temple with high level of spirituality from Jainism... a must to...More

4  Thank NeelamShah
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This temple is not easy to find. Even with local Kenyan taxi driver, he had to ask so many people before we found the place. From outside it is not easy to recognise, but inside it is exquisite and serene and peaceful place. I recommend...More

4  Thank goodvegifood
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Not easy to find but interesting inside. You'll need a guide to enter. Very nice decorations and paintings .. Just kep in mind you'll need to remove your shoes ...

Thank evasion777
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