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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 yesterday via mobile

Wanted to see this place based on my TA fellow advices. Absolutely serene and inspiring, beautiful and educational. Ask for the ceremony timings and offer them some time.

Thank Aburel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A good place to visit if you have sufficient time to spare. A regular Buddhist temple but has some nice and interesting statues.

Thank Thaddeus D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is situated near a beautiful lake in the middle of Colombo. You can see a lot of items related to Buddhist history of Sri Lanka and then lot of items donated by other countries. Annually the temple holds the Navam Perahera(Buddhist pageant), in...More

Thank Malalama
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a mixture/blend/combination of Temple,Museum and a wedding Hall. There is no place like this in Sri Lanka....... ONE AN ONLY ONE..

Thank rajivesilva
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well i don't even know what to say about this place. It is one of the best rated spots, but to be honest there isn't much to see there. The most interesting thing i saw there was the elephant, but other than that it was...More

Thank poppylime
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable experience, great to learn about the culture, not too many tourists and was great to see that tourists were being quiet and respectful

Thank Kerri B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first spot I visited in sri lanka, about 300 rupees and includes transportation to another temple close to it and a guide to explain you stuff. They take you to a jewelry and gems shop and really push you to have a look at...More

Thank Artur D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaving aside my tuk tuk driver ripping me off on my first outing in Sri Lanka this place was very average. It is not particular grand or attractive. The "hair" of Buddha looks like he needs to condition more, and the place felt like I'd...More

Thank MontgomeryBrewster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more than a temple in the conventional term, but a place of worship, a seat of learning and a cultural centre.

Thank Narada R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the little time left, we managed to pass by on the way to airport. It was full moon night. Very peaceful place

Thank Resat_10
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Simone M
What time is the temple open until in the evenings ?
31 May 2017|
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Response from joecool1973 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year. However most days 08.30-21.00hrs in the colder months 09.00-19.30hrs if that helps
can i visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and gangaramaya in one day? or do i have to book two different tours
25 December 2016|
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Response from whenyouwishuponastar | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Try downloading google maps. We have used this app all around the world and it is fantastic. I show that the 2 places are 20 minutes apart. But, I don't think you need a tour to visit either. A Tuk Tuk would suffice... More
Stacey S
Does this template still have the elephant? Terrible to hear the terrible reviews about the poor elephant.
28 November 2016|
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Response from crhontrips | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed reply.. No we did not see any elephant around.. Maybe it has been sent to the elephant camp..