Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
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Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple in Colombo

Run by one of Sri Lanka’s more politically adept monks, Galboda Gnanissara Thera, this bustling temple complex has a library, a museum and an extraordinarily eclectic array of bejewelled and gilded gifts presented by devotees and well-wishers over the years (plus one lonely and chained temple elephant named Ganga). Gangaramaya is the focus of the Navam Perahera on the February poya (full-moon) day each year.

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Sri Lanka
Time Needed:
2.5 hours
79.8565220°N, 6.9165960°E
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