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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  • I have never been to south east Asia.it was my first and I recommended this place.I was with tour guide. 
    I have never been to south east Asia.it was my first and I recommended this place.I was with tour guide.  more »
  • Very beautiful Temple to see. I hope it was very famous Temple in Colombo. So many Buddhist statues was there. don't miss it. 
    Very beautiful Temple to see. I hope it was very famous Temple in Colombo. So many Buddhist statues was there. don't miss it.  more »
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  • The best place to visit in Colombo is this beautiful temple of Lord Buddha. The architecture is stunning, and the decoration, the ambience and the interiors are breathtaking. You will find a lot of calmness and peace in your heart when you are there. We ended up sitting there quietly in front of bow tree inside, for 2 hours, appreciating the beauty and feeling grateful for just being there. A must visit for everyone!
  • It is one of the most beautiful sights in Colombo. The church consists of several small rooms with various sculptures and decorative elements, a museum section. Attached to the church is a souvenir shop made of carved wood that used to be a restaurant. Admission is 400 RPS ($ 2).

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