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Gangaramaya Temple
Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple

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61 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
(+94) 11 2435169
http://gangaramaya.com/
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Visiting this temple is like stepping into an oasis of calm. There's a small fee to enter but worth it. A tree that's a few hundred years old is growing in the middle of this ... Read more
temple. The statues some of which are decked in gold! Very fascinating place to visit.

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A Buddhist Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, known to have the hair relic of Buddha.

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Visiting this temple is like stepping into an oasis of calm. There's a small fee to enter but worth it. A tree that's a few hundred years old is growing in the middle of this temple. The statues some of which are decked in gold! Very fascinating place to visit.

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This temples is notable primarily for the large collection of Buddha statues, but the entire complex is really tranquil—especially the huge Boddhisattva tree in the courtyard. This is close to many of the other Colombo attractions in this guide, and is an essential addition to any walking tour of them.

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A must-see traditional temple of Colombo, it's an entire complex with a stupa, Bodhi tree, several statues, a library, and an eclectic collection of gifts given to the structure. It's one of the more elaborate and active Buddhist temples in middle of the city.

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Don Bastian (de Silva Jayasuriya Goonewardane, Mudaliyar), a famous 19th century shipping merchant who was looking for a suitable land to build a temple for the Matara Sri Dharmarama thero, bought a beautiful piece of land belonging to three Moors, and filled and prepared the land at great expense. The land bordered on two sides by the Moragoda Ela and the Pettigala Ela was used to build the temple, which was subsequently named the Padawthota Gangaramaya Viharaya. The Mudaliyar, with the assistance of the people built a great 'Chaitya' (Dagaba) of 30 Riyans, and built a great decorative arch (thorana) and a 'Sandakada pahana' modeled on the ones found at Anuradhapura, at the entrance to the temple. A 'Bo' sapling brought from the great Sri Maha Bhodiya in Anuradhapura, was also planted by his own hands and brought up. He also built a three-storied preaching hall and the walls, railings and the moat round the temple.

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This full Buddhist temple has a museum and hall with a large buddha statue.You can just walk around and see various statues of buddha and history articles reflecting the history of the church.There is a stuffed elephant and photos about the making of the temple. Very popular site for wedding parties taking photos.

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