Admire the 6 m (19.5 ft) tall Buddha statue at Angurukaramulla Temple, before entering to see colorful paintings and sculptures. At the very entrance, you'll see a sculpture of dragon, which protects the temple from evil spirits. Step inside and you'll find yourself surrounded by ancient murals, paintings, and colorfully adorned deities, especially on the ceiling of the shrine room. The temple tells the stories of the queens and kings who used to rule the country, as well as depicting Buddha’s journey to enlightenment. Trees surround the temple, and in the center you can see a pond full of turtles. A monk will take you on a free tour around the temple, although you might be expected to make a small donation and sign the guest book. Work out when and for how long to visit Angurukaramulla Temple and other Negombo attractions using our handy Negombo trip itinerary maker.
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Angurukaramulla Temple reviews
Stopped here on a private guided tour. in the middle of negombo it is very impressive. females have to cover up shoulders etc.. .but they give you a shroud. a massive budda and when you go inside the.... more
Stopped here on a private guided tour. in the middle of negombo it is very impressive. females have to cover up shoulders etc.. .but they give you a shroud. a massive budda and when you go inside the.... more »
I went on a full moon day. It was busy but still easy to get around. The temple was stunning. Cover up, I paid 1000rps to get entrance and a shrong to borrow. The temple was full of history and the..... more
I went on a full moon day. It was busy but still easy to get around. The temple was stunning. Cover up, I paid 1000rps to get entrance and a shrong to borrow. The temple was full of history and the..... more »
The main temple (where you enter through the mouth of the animal) has an astonishing number of sculptures, fresco's and statues. Honestly, some of them are so life like that I started getting a bit creeped out at the images of the demons. Thank god my wife was there with me. There is officially no entry fee but unofficially, the man in charge of the place, will insist that you pay him at least Rs 300-400 if you are a foreigner. The entire please is neat and clean, like most Buddhist monasteries and temples I have seen in Sri Lanka.
I've visited this Temple many times in many years and it's really beautiful and interesting but recently the donation visitors are asked to pay became a 1000rs ticket. This is a scam and is a shame. The ticket is not ufficial and the man at the entrance is just looking for easy money. Don't encourage this kind of bad behaviour please. Nobody has to be scammed this way in a temple.
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