Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo

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Admire the 6 m (19.5 ft) tall Buddha statue at Angurukaramulla Temple, before entering to see colorful paintings and sculptures. At the very entrance, you'll see a sculpture of dragon, which protects the temple from evil spirits. Step inside and you'll find yourself surrounded by ancient murals, paintings, and colorfully adorned deities, especially on the ceiling of the shrine room. The temple tells the stories of the queens and kings who used to rule the country, as well as depicting Buddha’s journey to enlightenment. Trees surround the temple, and in the center you can see a pond full of turtles. A monk will take you on a free tour around the temple, although you might be expected to make a small donation and sign the guest book. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Angurukaramulla Temple and many more Negombo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Negombo trip itinerary maker .
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  • It's kinda a crib from the front giant in which you walk. You have just to say that temple was built over 200 years ago. So this isn't a trap to tourist kitsch at the base. I've seen much more bad things elsewhere, even in Europe. The life of Buddha is illustrated is way, way of the cross. It is true that 10 to 15 minutes are enough to go around and that a guy asks you to make a donation and sign a pseudo guestbook. And then, is that you seem to be correct. Take the time to make a tour of the various buildings.
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  • It was a huge temple in middle of a populated city.There is a school near by so my one and only advice is to avoid the school time if you want to explore.  more »
  • Nice Buddhist temple, where after crossing, you will write your name in the book, and after you want, donation, but it's in Sri Lanka one must get used to it, they have a stronger inclination to posts perhaps bollards on the road:D
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  • Peaceful atmosphere in the temple grounds. Beautifully crafted murals could be seen in the temple.
  • One of the most beautiful temples I saw in sri Lanka, very colorful and beautiful. Many drawings and statutes.
  • The Angurukaramulla Temple is a very cool place to visit if you're in Negombo. It's best known for its epic statue of the Buddha, and its dragon-entrance - inside you find detailed murals that date back centuries. There is also a 300+ year old ruin of a historic library here, covered in moss.
  • Historical Place, And a place filled with calmness and so many buddhists come for their religious things.
  • Nice buddhist location in catholic environment

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