Gangaramya TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: Street Sri Jinaratana Rd, Col 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 05:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +94-112323038
- Ticket Price: 100 LKR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
An assorted collection of ornamental and gold carven gifts presented by loyal devotees and well wisher over a long course of time is exhibited at this temple, which is literally a unification of a spiritual centre, a library and a unique museum. This Temple complex is run by the country’s adroit monk and has a distinctive collection which is worth observing.
The most tantalizing experience can be gathered on Navam Perahera in the month of February on the full-moon day. This day is marked as Poya and has significance to the temple rituals. This festival displays the rich religious and cultural tradition of Sri Lanka with Hundreds of monks clad in colouful robes solemnly walking in the procession are a unique sight. Youth clad in white carrying Buddhist flags march in front. Sacred relics housed in a casket are carried by a majestic elephant on its back. Dancers display the different types of dances prevalent in different parts of the country. So are the drummers who exhibit their skill in handling numerous forms of drums. Many elephants also participate.
- Try and catch up with the festivities celebrated in the Gangaramya temple like the The New Year “Sathi Pirith” Ceremony or the Buddharashmi National Vesak Festival.
- You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.
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- Pizza hut
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85.09% of people who visit Colombo include Gangaramya Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
45.67% of people start their Gangaramya Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Gangaramya Temple
94.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gangaramya Temple
A stunning Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A great place for taking beautiful pictures of Lord Buddha’s statues. Historical. Aesthetically pleasing. Lots of artistic walls and paintings. A great tourist attraction! 🙏🏼♥️
It's the most famous and popular Buddhist Temple of Colombo. It's not just a temple though. Rather it's a tourism attraction spot as well. This is because they charge tourists 300 rupee per person as entrance fee. There aren't a lot of open outdoor space within the premises. Rather it houses a lot of rooms with huge collection of statues and other trinkets. It's a bit of a hoarders dream, this place. It feels like they have simply collected loads of things without much thought to actual relevance or value. It even has a few cars which were used by famous people.
This is a beautiful temple that must be visited if you are interested in the history of Sri Lanka. The ticket price to visit the museum which covers both temples is RS. 300, which is not bad for a donation. The best part of the temple is across the street, a calm and beautiful view just right to sit and meditate :).
The temple is unique temple in sri Lanka with mixed styles of Buddhist architecture.its not always crowded but full on full moon days and public holidays so best to visit on a week day. Temple has a free museum with old cars and other artifacts given to it.A must see site if you are in Colombo.
visited Sep 6, 7 2018 Disclaimer: my review is just my personal opinion. It may not necessarily be agreeable to all. This place looks more like a tourist attraction and less like a temple. Never the less its very beautiful. It houses a museum of sorts. There are old cars, watches, and all sorts of antiques imaginable. Ivory carvings, wooden art, metal art you name it, you have it. There is also a buddha hair relic inside the temple. Overall its a good place for soothing your eyes.its a visual treat for art collectors.