Distance from Colombo – 2.2 km (8 minutes)
The Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo and is situated in Colombo 02. It is a temple with a mix of Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and modern architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attractions as well. Apart from the common features of a Buddhist temple it also has a library, educational halls, a residential hall, a pirivena and an alms hall. Completed in the 19th century the temple was founded by the famous Buddhist monk of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero.