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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  • Very famous and secred place in the colombo city and sri lanka. Very popular procession also held in annually. Number of devotees are visited in each day..  more »
  • Entry fee is free. Taking photo with some restriction Hindu God also available in the temple Worth to visit  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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