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. Make Angurukaramulla Temple a part of your Negombo vacation plans using our Negombo vacation trip planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    There is a beautiful temple located in Negombo. The visit is organized in a building located under the main statue. The representations are very colorful and detailed. Be sure to remove your shoes before entering the temple. An offering is to be expected.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful and small-scale Temple compound, but definitely worth a visit. Many carvings and wall paintings.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You get fleeced by the compulsory donation you are forced to make. The guy didn't even give me a receipt  more »
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  • March 1, 2017
    A beautiful temple. alot of historic and religious sculptures
  • April 8, 2017
    Nice place to be. Will come back
  • June 24, 2016
    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.
  • January 29, 2017
    Butifull & progressive a piety.. really i proud about my country
  • August 22, 2016
    A nice place to go and visit. They ask you for a donation at the end and you can sign the visitor's book.

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