Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple in Colombo

The beautiful <i>Gangaramaya</i> Buddhist Temple

The beautiful Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple Overview

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The Gangaramaya Temple is strikingly beautiful, and it is also the most important place of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It is immaculately designed, with a hint of Chinese, Indian and Thai influence in its architecture. The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is quite a sight in itself. It also houses a museum and a library.

A walk along the premises is recommended for all travellers, as it is not just a place of worship but also a centre for learning and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. The monthly Buddhist full moon Poya and the week-long Buddhist festival celebrating the birth of Lord Buddha are two major festivals for Buddhists in Colombo.

  • Opening Closing Time 8 am – 8 pm (Daily)

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61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka