Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Colombo

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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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  • Amidst the bustle of Colombo the white jade Samadhi Budha sits peacefully at the Gangaramaya Temple inviting the faithful for a time of worship. The statue that weighs 8 Tons inspires reverence. The.....  more »
  • Loved this Buddhist Temple and its grounds. The entrance fee was 300 Sri Lankan Rupees and there is a place to keep your footwear. Free sarong to cover up for women wearing shorts. It was...  more »
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  • Wonderful and beautiful temple. You can see lots of donated stuff from people in this temple as well. It looks like Museum kind temple. If you purchase a ticket from the floating temple you can visit this temple for free! Gotta spent more time here and the best time to visit I would say is during the night where the lights are up. 😍
  • love this place, clam and quite always. Strongly recommend to people who visit Colombo go to this place rest your eyes and mind. beautiful hand crafted items, I saw even ivory carvings add well. lots of antiques made the place interesting.
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