Visit Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, a Buddhist temple complex noted for its eclectic architecture, a blend of modern, Sri Lankan, Chinese, and other styles. Established in the late 19th century, the historic temple is dedicated not only to prayer and meditation, but also education and charity. Admire the opulent temple facade, its numerous statues and decorations, and a vast collection of antiques, paintings, jewelry, and countless other items, mostly gifts donated to the head monk by loyal devotees. Take a look at our Colombo journey planner to schedule your visit to Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple Reviews
An absolutely wonderful temple. Varied and interesting and very sacred. Not to be missed. A lock of Buddha's hair was on display when we went which is quite special as is the Bodhi Tree and the museum... more »
Eerst wilden wij deze tempel niet bezoeken uit tijdsgebrek maar gelukkig deden wij dit wel. Een inkomkaartje is geldig voor zowel deze tempel als de vlakbij gelegen Seema Malakaya tempel. Er was 's av... more »First we did not want to visit this temple from lack of time but luckily we did. An Inkom ticket is valid for both this temple and the nearby Seema Malakaya temple. There was a procession in the evening and that did give an added value to the visit. This temple is a half museum with many objects. The trouble to visit briefly.
One of the most important Buddhist temples in Colombo. This is a really good place to calm your mind down. There are lot of valuable things to see here such as ancient statues, jewellery, ornaments and many more. Lord Buddha's Hair relics are also kept in this place for public worships.
Gangarama temple is a very popular Buddhist temple located in heart of Colombo. But this temple is well maintained. Clean and tidy. Parking is available in the premises. Even if it located in a busy town, this place is very calm and quiet. If you visit the place, make sure you wear charm, clean, light color (preferred white) dress. No shorts, sleeveless tops are allowed. Apart from the temple, there is a museum with antiques.
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