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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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US$45.00*
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Hair of the Buddha

I had the good fortune to be guided round here by my tuk tuk driver - and also to arrive on an auspicious day when the hair of the Buddha was on display. A beautiful and historic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see attraction A historical place with lots of attractions starting from the big Buddha statue to the holy tree and the jewels . A ticket of 1000 LKR to be purchased ( 7$) and then you have to take off your shoes ( better not to wear white socks ) then you start with going through different statues... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gangaramaya is located in the heart of Colombo closer to all main hotels. This is an ancient temple but developed by the Chief Priest "Podi Hamuduruwo" . Gangaramaya is a busy temple with visitors from all over the world. It also has lots of artifacts and many other items that was donated by various people from framed photos to old... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the good fortune to be guided round here by my tuk tuk driver - and also to arrive on an auspicious day when the hair of the Buddha was on display. A beautiful and historic building

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think it's a must visit in Colombo, Its not just a Vihara but a museum as well, Ancient stuff everywhere.

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Thank Alireza79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple in Colombo is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in the world.you can find hear some beautiful idols of Buddha that are very different by Thailand s idol.i suggest to visit this place

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. We spent almost one and half hours here completely awed by the sheer grace of the place. This is not only a temple but also has a huge collection of artifacts around Buddhism. An enormous collections of statues (some of them made of precious stones and metals will grab your attention. Plan to spend at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centrally located in Colombo, this is the most amazingly large temple with superb features and many old farming machines on view

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Thank 773Gareth
Bedfordshire,UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a big sprawling temple with all the usual statues of Buddha and a Dagoba but it's also filled with cases of what we presumed to be donations and some very nice vintage cars. The feeling was more like a second-hand shop rather than a temple but definitely worth the time to wander around. This is like no other... More 

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Lomma, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting tempels in Katmandu and Varanasi this temple felt sort of not that much to see. The ghompa is just a big hall and nothing special, the temple is a mess of small rooms with a lot of karmagifts from the buddhist community. It felt more lila a giftshop than a temple. Nothing special. Sorry to say. Try another... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very Popular,and most visited Budhist Temples in SRILANKA,,we visited in the morning hours,,to avoid too much crowd.This temple situtates in the middle of Colombo city.,Visited by locals and foreigners.

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