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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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Lots to look at and learn. Beautiful art and sculptures. Neat to see the monks on site praying. Interesting area of things that have been given as offerings (looks similar to an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pay 300 rupees to go in. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered to show respect. And wear flip flops or something you can take off easily as you will be required to enter bare-footed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to look at and learn. Beautiful art and sculptures. Neat to see the monks on site praying. Interesting area of things that have been given as offerings (looks similar to an antique store).

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

Very clam and peaceful Good for meditation P Maha Sanga there are very friendly and helpful Have a good museum Antique cars Antique man lift And many other the see and get educated Cheers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple depicts a taste of local culture and is very famous among the local people. Surely one time visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow such huge Temple, lots of activities besides all that it has a museum which is full of items to see. Great Temple to see and visit specially on special religious day such as lots days etc.,

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

This is a Buddhist temple with a number of Hindu God idols.. And this place is too cramped, not with people but with statues, idols and things.. They even have 3 vintage cars but that's not the weirdest things to be in a temple.. They have glass-door cupboards with numerous broken watches, utensils, even pen-drives!!! To repeat, this is too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is part temple and part crazy museum. There is stuff everywhere - chinawear, old money, loads of old buddhas, old cars etc. Interesting to see the temple side of things, but the other stuff is interesting too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The small fee is immediately placed into a donation box when you pay. The temple has been operating as a non-profit for a long time, and people provide donations in various forms. Some forms being collectible objects. The temple is decorated in a number of different buddhas, including a jade buddha. In addition to the buddhas, there is a museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is at the hearth of Colombo city center, around the lake. In February in full moon festival there was a parade with drums, dancers and elephants. This was the peak moment of our Sri Lanka holiday. (it was 9-10 February in 2017)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A 120 year old temple built with a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence from Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and China, arch. It is a must see.

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