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Pay your respects at Gangaramaya Temple & Seema Malakaya

In this Online Experience, you will see the temple's main Buddha shrine room as you enter the temple premises. It has various kinds of Buddha statues and sculptures of religious and historical value.

From Colombo
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real time experience streamed live from the most popular attractions of Colombo
  • See the revered Buddhist shrine room, chambers containing relics of the Buddha, and the sacred Boo Tree
  • Walk around the surreal Seema Malakaya temple at the centre of Beira Lake 
Description

Gangaramaya is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, started by the famous scholar-monk Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera in the late 19th Century. The temple consists of several major Buddhist and Hindu attractions and is one of the major tourist destinations in Colombo. 

You will see the temple's main Buddha shrine room as you enter the temple premises. It has various kinds of Buddha statues and sculptures of religious and historical value. Then, you will visit two Hindu temples: one for Lord Vishnu and another for Lord Skandha, located within the Gangarama Temple Premises. 

After visiting the sites dedicated to these Hindu gods, you will see the sacred Boo Tree and Buddha’s relic chambers. These chambers contain different kinds of physical remains of people, preserved for veneration as tangible memorials. Along with these chambers, you will get to explore the Gangarama Temple Museum which contains historical donations from state heads and the general public. 

To end this virtual walking tour, you will go through Gangarama Temple Seema Malakaya. Located at the centre of the Beira lake, this site has a dreamy setting, and it would not be surprising that this surreal temple is primarily a place for meditation.

This Online Experience will introduce you to Sri Lankan customs, culture and religion. Please ask me as many questions as you like; I would be happy to answer them all!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour for 50 USD for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens by joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Ranjith Sudasinghe

I am a licensed chauffeur and tourist guide from Sri Lanka with 20+ years of experience delivering exceptional excursions to upmarket foreign clients with a high level of service ethics and customer satisfaction. In 2012, I was recognised as The Best Chauffeur Tourist Guide Lecturer during the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority's annual Presidential Awards.

From USD 50 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.