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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Address: 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 435169
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One of the largest temples in Colombo apparently. Calm & serene place for an evening's visit. Try to go during the evening when they have the offerings to god

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple in serene surroundings , a peaceful place to visit and meditate , recommend you to visit to experience the rich culture

Thank Ravi J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the largest temples in Colombo apparently. Calm & serene place for an evening's visit. Try to go during the evening when they have the offerings to god

Thank vsameera
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit place in Colombo . It's a treasure f of Buddhist relics n arte facts . The Buddha statues from different Buddhist countries and other items of interest was rewarding . The cleanliness n maintainance is impressive

Thank mkmish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction in Colombo. A particular attention to design and layout makes this Buddhist temple a joy to visit. From the well preserved bho tree, high ceiling natural flow auditorium and opulent Buddha shrine, topped by a tranquil atmosphere and lush greenery, you won't be disappointed with your visit.

Thank David H
Bangui, Central African Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank anumen74
Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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............

Thank bharat p
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Amal J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 .

Thank All-about-Sri-Lanka
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.,

Thank kasanadivenkatesha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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

Thank nanthaya d

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