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. Work out when and for how long to visit Angurukaramulla Temple and other Negombo attractions using our handy Negombo trip itinerary maker.
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  • Stopped here on a private guided tour. in the middle of negombo it is very impressive. females have to cover up shoulders etc.. .but they give you a shroud. a massive budda and when you go inside the....  more »
  • I went on a full moon day. It was busy but still easy to get around. The temple was stunning. Cover up, I paid 1000rps to get entrance and a shrong to borrow. The temple was full of history and the.....  more »
  • The Angurukaramulla Temple is a very cool place to visit if you're in Negombo. It's best known for its epic statue of the Buddha, and its dragon-entrance - inside you find detailed murals that date back centuries. There is also a 300+ year old ruin of a historic library here, covered in Moss. The Buddha statue out front is six meters tall. You walk through the dragon's mouth to enter the temple - the dragon is supposed to ward off evil spirits. The premises are a wide open space with plenty of trees by the edge and a pond in the middle (with turtles in it).
  • Was an experience. Please repsect the religion and dress modestly and adhere to the rules Very bright colours and detailed statues. Sri Lanka is a predominately Buddhist country so there are many grand Temple's dotted all over the Island
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