Gangaramaya Temple - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Sri Lanka and one of the most popular places for tourists and locals. The temple displays Buddhist legends and their stories, also various statues and antiques. You can also see believers performing their religious rituals, It’s recommended to visit the temple in February, where many celebrations and events occur.

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Attractions Near Gangaramaya Temple

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park

0.66km from Gangaramaya Temple

Viharamahadevi Park is near to Beira Lake, it is the oldest and largest park in Colombo. The park includes a group of fountains, plants, and various trees in addition to the golden Buddha statue. The climate and nature make the park one of the most suitable places for walking and relaxation.

National Museum Colombo

National Museum Colombo

0.84km from Gangaramaya Temple

Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka established on 1877. The museum reviews the history of Sri Lanka and its stages. In addition to this many manuscripts and artifacts dating back to ages, the museum also has a huge library housing valuable and old books.

Colombo Lotus Tower

Colombo Lotus Tower

1.16km from Gangaramaya Temple

With 13 floors and height of 350 meters, Lotus Tower is the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia. Beside the magnificent structure the tower features a telecommunications museum, dining halls, luxury hotel rooms, and observation decks.

Beira Lake

Beira Lake

1.44km from Gangaramaya Temple

Beira Lake is in the center of Colombo city and sits close to Gangaramaya Temple. It is a perfect place for birdwatchers, photographers. For the people who are looking for relaxation, you can take a walk under the shade of the trees, and cross the bridge over to the island of lovers. There are restaurants near the area that serve delicious traditional Sri Lankan food.

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green

1.5km from Gangaramaya Temple

Galle Face Green is famous for its abundance of plants and trees. With an area of 5 Hectares, people can enjoy their favorite activities in nature, making it one of the most attractive places especially for families. Also, the beach is distinguished by its beautiful white sand and clear waters.

Pettah Floating Market

Pettah Floating Market

1.78km from Gangaramaya Temple

Pettah Floating Market features various fruits, vegetables, traditional Sri Lankan clothes, and electronics at cheap prices. It is considered one of the most popular markets for locals and tourists, located on Pettah’s Bastian Mawatha.

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Western Province

Western Province

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The western province is in the Southwest of Sri Lanka. The Province is comprised of three administrative districts: Gampaha, Kalutara, and Colombo which is the capital city also the largest. The western province is famous for the large amount the educational institutions, it has the most schools in the country. The western province has a total area of 3,684 km2 and a total population of 5,821,710.

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