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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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Its proximity to the airport and its coastline mean that Negombo now offers a long list of places to stay. The mix of accommodations in town remains pretty good, with the focus of many lying understandably on the coast. Family-run guesthouses and welcoming homestays provide the best options for those looking for budget-friendly accommodations, with some right on the beachfront, and others just behind on the side streets, nestled among shops and restaurants. Luxury options come in the form of resorts, set both on the beach and on the side of tree-lined boulevards inland.
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  • On of the oldest temples in Negombo almost 300 years old. Highly tourist attraction in Negombo. Colorful paintings.  more »
  • The Angurukaramulla Temple is a great Buddist temple in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best place visit in Negombo, Sri Lanka...  more »
  • very nice temple, anyone should visit, very claim relax and peaceful, very old temple nice to see designs and looks good.  more »
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  • A beautiful temple. alot of historic and religious sculptures
  • Nice place to be. Will come back
  • 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.
  • Butifull & progressive a piety.. really i proud about my country
  • A nice place to go and visit. They ask you for a donation at the end and you can sign the visitor's book.