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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  • Bhuddam Saranam Gacchami..🙏.. Very pleasant bhuddist temple in Colombo.. Visited this temple in the transist time at Colombo Airport..  more »
  • I have always been very interested in learning more about South Asian cultures and religions, so we visited multiple temples in Sri Lanka and India in one trip. But trust me, this temple was beyond...  more »
  • One of famous tourist attraction in the capital of Sri Lanka. Calm and quiet place. Shrine has very nice colorful murals and statues. This temple has museum also. You can see smallest Buddha statue, old cars and lots of antiques and statues. Very good place visit with children.
  • More than a temple. It’s like a museum. You can see lot of things related to history of Sri Lanka and also Buddhism and other cultures. Really appreciate for showcasing them. But good if it can be more organized. While seeing museum stuff you can also worship, meditate or what you think good to do in a temple.

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