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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

Temple is located near to main road and easy to reach via public transport. Temple consist of very old and historic artifacts. Must visit location when you are in Colombo down town. Try to allocate 2-3 hours from your schedule.

Thank Shankar T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful temple however they need to work on maintenance, this place has a fee for international tourist.....

Thank Tavman_Chhabra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apart from learning about Buddhism in great details thanks to our guide this place offers incredible collection of all sorts of religious and non religious items which are ancient. According to our guide Buddhist mainly worship load Buddha's relics. And he showed us number of...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple includes several buildings, the main hall with giant Buddha images and beautiful carvings, the pagoda, the Bodhi tree, the Buddha Hair Relic Chamber, a museum, a library just to name a few. Need 2 hours to complete the tour. Each hall itself is...More

Thank thitsar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Adjoining the Beira lake... Beautiful temple that resonates the vibe of Colombo No shoes allowed Accessible for wheelchairs too

Thank Ridha a
Reviewed 6 days ago

The man temple area was very interesting with late statues of the Buddha. However the grounds of the temple was a disappointment. Tables, chairs,settees,statues were everywhere. Not sure why they were there. Looked like an over loaded second hand shop. Wanted some information about the...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Colombo, a visit to this temple is a must. Its a beautiful temple in the heart of the city. Has many sections including a museum, couple of temples inside the main temple, a meditation hall and lots ans lots of artifacts received from...More

Thank NikiZZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique temple. One of a kind. Must see tourist attraction. Pictures. Antiques. Structures.. breathtaking. Highly organised programs. I liked it very much. Dr Aruna S KONDASINHA

Thank Dr. Aruna K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to break away from the stressful office life and actively involve in meditation and religious ceremonies. The monks are always there to guide you

Thank Sajith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gangaramaya Buddhist temple used to be a quiet, sacred place that exhumed calmness and serenity, where anyone could visit and worship in. However over the past 20 years the high priest, better known as Podi Hamuduruwo, has transformed it into a garish, cluttered, museum...More

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Anuj H
13 July 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are staying at Ramada Colombo, Galle Face Beach is across the road from the hotel. so not a problem going there walking. from there you can hop into metre Taxi and go to Temple. From there can go to Bayllys... More
Anuj H
27 June 2017|
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Response from vivek v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anuj, As far as I know the temple is open till 10pm The entrance is free of cost. There is a lake also nearby Could you let me know when your next day flight is ? I would suggest you to visit the temple in the morning... More
Anuj H
27 June 2017|
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Response from Roshan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The temple is located quite close to Ramada Hotel. should be able to get to the temple in 10 minutes. Make sure to use a meter taxi. should not cost more than $1/=. if you need any assistance in Colombo feel free to... More