Discover Gangaramaya, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo. The temples were constructed by the famous scholar-monk Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera in the late 19th Century. It’s exceptionally beautiful with the Beira Lake on one side and statues and carvings paving the way inside. The temple also has training centres, a museum and much more to admire.
Head to Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque, a historic mosque in Colombo. Located in the on Second Cross Street in Pettah, Jami-UI is one of the oldest mosques in Colombo and a popular tourist site in the city. The Mosque was built in 1908 and the building was completed in 1909. It is a distinctive red and white candy-striped two-storey building, with a clock tower, and is reminiscent of the Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
While in Colomo, don’t forget to visit Seema Malaka, a Buddhist temple in Colombo. Located in the Beira Lake, the temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. The temple was built in the late 19th century and is a part of the Gangaramaya Temple and is situated few hundred meters to its east
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