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Seema Malaka Temple

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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94112327084
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A peaceful retreat in the busy city!

By far my favourite tourist spot in Colombo. The setting of this beautiful temple in the middle of Beira Lake is so serene. The moment we stepped on it's aisle leading to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

By far my favourite tourist spot in Colombo. The setting of this beautiful temple in the middle of Beira Lake is so serene. The moment we stepped on it's aisle leading to the temple with bronze buddha statues surrounding the holy abode, something so peaceful welcomed us and made us feel very much in an inexplicable bliss. It must be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This Temple is in the city centre in the lake.A very pretty well designed Temple. Ideal place to visit in the mornings or in the evenings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The temple is on a small lake and it is very peaceful place to sit for sometime. You can even take a walk around the lake. Must visit for some nice pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Go here for the probably most beautiful view in Colombo. A visit here should be combined with a visit to the nearby Gangaramaya Temple, which is also very nice and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An afternoon visit under a blazing sun is definitely not on . It is harsh on the senses and awful for aesthetic photography . If you have no choice , at least wear a thick pair of socks as the walkways are searing hot .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This small temple in the lake is a few minutes walk from Gangaramaya Temple and is included in the ticket. It's well worth taking time to stop there, too. The setting is lovely and the statues are interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There's not much to see but what is there is absolutely beautiful and well worth a half-hour visit..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the places that you have to visit if you are in Colombo ... In the middle of the Beira lake, it gives a magical feeling once you are inside the Seema-Malakaya. You can see the excellent craftsmanship with the statues and I recommend even non-Buddhists to visit the place just to get the feeling. Anyway the sound of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I visited the Seema Malakaya temple which is part of the Gangaramaya Temple and is also a centre for meditation. It surely is a very attractive temple and its beauty is amplified as its built on an artificial man made island by the tree lined lake. I gained access to the religious complex by walking over a pontoon board-walk. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Across the road from Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and the fee to get in covers entry into Gangaramaya too. Cost about 200 SLRupees but so worth it for both temples. Its on stilts in a lake which makes it so serene and the buddha statues surrounding it are beautiful against the backdrop.

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