Located in the heart of Colombo, the Gangarama Temple is not only a place of worship but also a holy place to learn Sri Lanka’s rich Buddhist culture. Read on and know why you should visit this temple.
The history of this magnificent temple complex dates back to 1885. Stretched on a land of water near Beira Lake, the temple is known as one of the most beautiful religious sites that continue to hold a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. A site that is not too difficult to locate, especially given Colombo’s upscale appearance, the temple is nestled amidst high-rising commercial establishments and hotels. It comprises two sections: one part being built on the lake while the other section is built on the ground away from the lake.
Colombo itself is filled with numerous things to do and places to visit and for those seeking top-notch accommodation, the locale will not disappoint. Amongst many five star hotels in Colombo in the area, Cinnamon Grand Colombo will come across as an excellent venue from where the temple is just 8-minutes away.
Not to be missed!
Once you visit this place, make sure that you closely observe all the finely crafted statues and images that can be found in the temple complex. The surrounding walls of the Vihara Mandiraya display numerous paintings indicating important events in Buddha’s life. From a range of small artifacts to elephant tusks, the museum showcases many exhibits from the whole Asian region.
With its peaceful elegance away from the bustling Colombo city, the unique appearance of the temple is sure to indulge you in a sense of relaxation and serenity after you set foot on its hallowed ground.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+