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Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo

(4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Angurukaramulla Temple a part of your Negombo vacation plans using our Negombo vacation trip planner.
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  • A marvellous temple on a quiet back-street of Negombo. We included the temple as part of tuk-tuk tour including the market, Dutch Fort and clock tower. Dutch canal / harbour, and Santa Maria church, a...  more »
  • This is the major and most significant Buddhist Temple where most are of Catholics. Temple has colorful Buddha statue and some buildings dates back to 1900s. I rode a Bike and it was easy to find the ...  more »
  • A modern but significant temple, with colourful statues inside. Go for comparison sake with the rest of the faith/temples in the area.  more »
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  • A nice place to go and visit. They ask you for a donation at the end and you can sign the visitor's book.
  • It was quite a beautiful temple with a good tour guide inside to help & explain. Whilst I'm not religious, it's great to get a perspective on others. The area itself you need to be wearing appropriate clothing (or else you're given additional clothes to wear on top), and on hot days (most days), it'll be hot in there.
  • A beautiful temple. alot of historic and religious sculptures and paintings are here
  • A temple very popular among Buddhists. Worth a visit.
  • One of the best temple in gampaha district.