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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  • This is one of the first things we saw in Sri, because staying in Negombo. You see a lot of such, but each of his handsome
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  • A Buddhist temple which should Should Visit on a Full Moon Day. A good place to calm and relax your mind.  more »
  • I went in the evening and walked about freely with bermuda shorts. No one approached me for any money or whatsoever(perhaps I have an (Sri lankan/Iocal look.lol). I would recommend this place if you h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful, but be careful of the donation book scam at the end of the tour. Extra zeros are tacked on to the supposedly donated figures!
  • Historic place. Lots of status.
  • Very historical place you can find in negombo

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