Sambodhi Chaithya

Currently Closed
  • Address: Chaithya Rd Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids

Sambodhi Chaithya - Review

This unusual but grand Buddhist stupa and shrine is built high upon two interlocking arches at the entrance to the Colombo Harbour. To get up there, you have to climb the stairs of the attached tower. Take your shoes off first, and then take deep breath. It's 260 steps to the top. From there, you have some of the best views you'll ever get of the city and the sea in Colombo. Naturally, visit at sunset. The inside walls of the stupa are covered with drawn panels that depict scenes from the life of the Buddha. It's a very serene and tranquil spot.

Sambodhi Chaithya Hours

  • There's a small chance the stupa might be closed after hours. There is no way to confirm this right now.

How To reach Sambodhi Chaithya by Public Transport

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Sambodhi Chaithya

  • Sambodhi Chaithya Address: Chaithya Rd Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
  • Sambodhi Chaithya Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sambodhi Chaithya Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sambodhi Chaithya(preferred time): 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sambodhi Chaithya: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sambodhi Chaithya

  • 18.54% of people who visit Colombo include Sambodhi Chaithya in their plan

  • 36.64% of people start their Sambodhi Chaithya visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sambodhi Chaithya

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

53.54% of people prefer walking in order to reach Sambodhi Chaithya

People normally club together Khan Clock Tower and Pettah Floating Market while planning their visit to Sambodhi Chaithya.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sambodhi Chaithya, Colombo Reviews

  • A calm place in busy colombo. A very nice view of the port is possible here.

  • A worth place to experience the aerial view of the Colombo city, the Fort city and the harbour by standing on the height of around 25 metres. You have to use the 123 steps walk away to reach the top of the stupa. Lift service is not available for civilians. It is good to arrive before 4.45 pm to climb up. After 5 pm you can't be able to enter into the stupa.

  • Buddhist Temple with a stupa which built with reinforced concrete. Located near Colombo Harbor. Amazing view .

  • Sambodhi Chaithya is a Buddhist Temple with a very unique and interesting architecture. Located within the harbor of Colombo, it stands on a two diagonally intersecting concrete arches that are 11 stories (33 m) tall. The white stupa is bell-shaped, as opposed to the more commonly used dome-shape in modern Sri Lankan architecture, and placed on a square one-story platform balanced on the center of the arches and supported by four struts. The stupa alone is 47m (154 feet) tall, including the conical spire and jeweled pinnacle on top. A stupa is called a chaithya when it’s built combined with a preaching hall; in other words if it’s a place where Buddhism is taught to many students. In the case of Sambodhi Chaithya, the hall lies beneath stupa – within the one story platform. This platform has four rooms, all representing a single-roomed solitary spiritual cultivation abode usually located in forests, but here it has been customized to a port-city setting for those who wish to still the mind.

  • I don't really know what to say. It's unique, so that's cool. The views are okay, and the interior is nothing special.

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