Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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With the Beira Lake on one side and statues and carvings lining the inside pathways, Colombo's most well-known Buddhist temple, Gangaramaya Temple, is incredibly attractive. It combines contemporary design with traditional elements. A museum, training facilities, and many more attractions are housed within the temple's premises.


• Experience the Buddhist way of life here:

Giant Buddha statues are installed in the main temple, and the ceilings feature scenes from his life.

• Visit the museum if you enjoy learning about the past:

The museum of the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo is among its most well-liked features. It features various halls and a collection that includes carvings made of ivory and wood, oddities, writings on ola leaves, Buddha statues, and even classic cars!

• Admire the relics housed here:

The Relic Chamber in the Gangaramaya temple is filled with Buddha relics. Just absorb it all in and go with holy memories.

• Feel Zen-like as you approach the Bodhiya tree:

Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhiya fig tree, a revered tree located at the Gangaramaya temple in Colombo. Ensure you take pictures here because it's one of the most precious items in Gangaramaya Temple.

• Recall the original Borobudur and admire its beauty:

The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple contains a replica of the well-known Borobudur temple, which dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries, and is located in Central Java.

• Explore Seema Malakaya and Beira Lake in the neighbourhood:

Visit Beira Lake on your trip; it's only a few hundred metres from the temple. Pontoon bridges link it to the mainland and are part of the Gangaramaya Temple. Seema Malakaya, a smaller temple where meditation takes the place of prayer, is located there.

• Participate in ceremonies here:

The Gangaramaya Nawam Maha Perahera, a parade established in the 1970s, is held annually at the Gangaramaya Temple. There is much to see, including flag-bearers, dancers, and flautists.

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Address of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

61 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200، Sri lanka

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