Colombo, Sri Lanka

Explore Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Colombo Sri Lanka, notable for its eclectic blend of architectural styles from Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and India. Located near the placid waters of Beira Lake, this Buddhist temple was built in the late 19th century by the famous scholar monk Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera. Besides the main features of the Simamalaka Shrine, the Bodhi tree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Relic Chamber and the Vihara temple with exceptionally beautiful statues & carvings inside, Gangaramaya has several imposing buildings serving as a museum, a library, educational halls, and an alms hall. Today, the temple is not only a place of worship, but also a famous center of learning about Buddhism with many training centers. In February every year, Gangaramaya Temple becomes vibrant during the Navam Perahera with fire dancers, flag bearers, dancers, and the procession of bhikkus.

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Colombo → Anuradhapura → Sigiriya → Kandy → Adams Peak
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Uncover the first capital of ancient Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, with visits to its sacred sites like the Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweliseya Temple, and Mihintale peak

Get up close to the Buddhist relics, Shiva Temples and ruins of the ancient city Polonnaruwa

Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of Sigiriya Fortress or the Lion Rock

Explore the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Admire the massive architecture of Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha

Pay a visit to the sacred Buddhist temple of Aluvihare and Bahirawakanda Temple

Take a relaxing stroll around the historic temple of Asgiria Raja Maha Viharaya

Participate in a night climb up Adam’s Peak to experience the extraordinary views of sunrise in the next morning

Take a sightseeing tour around the cultural highlights of the commercial capital city Colombo

Colombo → Anuradhapura → Sigiriya → Kandy → Adams Peak

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