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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  • An interesting stop on the tuktuk tour, but not as impressive as temples further afield, eg at Kandy  more »
  • I went to this temple to do my worshiping , Bodhi Pooja and do meditation. The worshiping and Bodhi Pooja went very well a monk from the temple even helped us with the Bodhi Pooja. How ever the day I ...  more »
  • Truly impressive artwork, one of the better Buddhist temples I've ever seen and I've seen alot! I hope the painter is being paid if not he deserves to be! On a side note though: you may very well feel...  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.

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