Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

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  • Address: Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Himi Mawatha, Colombo 00500, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-342238675
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

About Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo

The tourist who comes upon this temple, and unmoved by ut's unimpressive exterior , and decides to not go in will miss out on something mindblowing. If you Google pictures of this temple, the results will always return images of its interior. The interior is magical. It's possible there is not a single space of its wall and ceiling that has not been heavily decorated with evocative statues, colorful murals, or intricate carvings. There sheer level of detail they manage to pack in is mindboggling. Among Buddhists on the island, it is one of the most revered places of worship. Built in the 1870s it is also one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the city.

Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Information

  • Times given here are based on prayer times. Actual visiting hours may be different.

How To reach Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to Thimbirigasyaya Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk here.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple in their plan

  • 57.35% of people start their Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

93.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

People normally club together Arcade Independence Square and Green Path while planning their visit to Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple.

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  • Quiet and peaceful evenings. A beautiful and elegant temple. Many detailed statues representing the life story of Lord Buddha. Visiting this temple eradicates your stress and depression.

  • one of most beautiful and peaceful temple in colombo town

  • Very beautiful temple, very clean. Buddhas are much nice that in some other temples, more detailed in the sculptures. Well worth a visit

  • 100plus year old Buddhist temple, has got storytelling paintings on walls,kinda dark not enough natural light,also has 4rooms of storytelling sculptures worth a visit once :)

  • Small beautiful temple

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