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
The guide was patiently waited for us to rebook flights as cruise cancel ports Although the temple is not functioning for worship but it's full of history & cultur more »
We went here as a tourist,so they ask us to pay 400 rs. as charges for entrance as we are foreigner. They exempt our son,14 years old to pay. In front of temple old time machines are good to see. 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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