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
There is an entrance fee over here..it's a nice quite place with lots of Buddha's..you can sit and meditate or just have a walk around.. more »
This place borders being garish as the museum is like a hoarders house or a crowded antique store. The temples themselves have sitting, standing, reclining buddhas, colorful, gold, bronze, stone, wood... more »
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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