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Fort Shri Sudarmalaya Buddhist Temple

Rampart Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Rampart Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Found this temple whilst wandering around the fort, and what a beautiful piece of architecture and oasis when in the narrow streets of the fort.

Thank MotorHead999
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As with all the places of worship in Galle Fort, this is a beautiful building. You will find it as you walk around the Galle Fort city walls. If you go inside you must wear covered clothing, and no headwear nor footwear but you can...More

1  Thank LadyPavlova
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small Buddhist temple not far from the fort ramparts and on the edge of town. It felt welcoming and peaceful, and was a great place to have a moment of quiet reflection away from the hustle and bustle of Galle.

1  Thank K W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a cute little temple inside Galle fort and the place is well maintained in the old colonial style. the entire Galle fort is an example of pure colonial memory as there is not an inch of newly renovated structure

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 4 February 2017

stay in quiet street, i overlooked at the first time. anyway, it was beautiful mixture. unique & interesting architecture

Thank iamface
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It used to be a church and now is a Buddhist Temple. It is a peaceful place to visit. The statues of Buddha are beautiful.

Thank Indrani C
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sudarmalaya Budhist Temple in Rampart street is on of the charming icon of Galle Fort . Very peaceful place and must visit inside. Chief monk is very kind and healful. if need you can get a triple gem blessing personally

Thank Chirath D
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Nice temple to visit and great monk with some awesome advise. It has been a centre for all the Buddhist people inside galle and we had a peak on how the sunday school runs inside this shrine.

Thank alice B
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a very peaceful Vihara within the Fort with the Bodhi tree set across the small road from the temple and itself containing an unusual enclosed temple under the tree for Bodhi puja.

Thank Nimitta
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

A sign welcoming people from all walks of life, having any kind of religious background really sums up the place! A peaceful little temple in the middle of Fort, a place for pease and quiet!

Thank Mortn N
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