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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  • Beautiful temple written history. Be mindful to bring a shawl to cover your shoulders and or legs. Rich in history and worth the stop. 
    Beautiful temple written history. Be mindful to bring a shawl to cover your shoulders and or legs. Rich in history and worth the stop.  more »
  • During our visit to the Buddhist temple we were lucky enough to witness a ceremony, and it was so enlightening to see and feel inner peace. 
    During our visit to the Buddhist temple we were lucky enough to witness a ceremony, and it was so enlightening to see and feel inner peace.  more »
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  • As a tourist,I believe that this is one of the best and oldest Buddhist religious place. Very old Lord Buddha statues are there. People feel calm while coming inside. One of the interesting things that I came to know that along with God Buddha, Buddhist worship Hindu's God Vishnu ,Ganesha.
  • Very big and beautiful Buddha temple with the museum. I like the big tree where everyone pour the water. You can see here very old Rolls Royce and Mercedes, precious stones, paintings, sculptures and many more other beautiful things at the museum.

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