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Seema Malaka Temple

middle of Beira Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This temple was just so beautiful.......loved the peace and calm that prevailed there, the color of The surrounding lake is an Emerald green, Surely must visit in Colombo.

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England
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely, modern yet timeless temple designed by Geoffrey Bawa set on 3 wooden platforms on Beira Lake. Well worth experiencing this haven of peace amidst the noisy clamour of kamikaze tuktuks.

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Adimaly, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

beautiful peaceful temple on the water of the lake near a lovely little island nice to visit just before dark when the lights are comng on

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Lima Region, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful lake setting and temple designed by Sri Lanka's most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Nice environment and so peaceful once you enter the small island. I firmly recommend some time there!

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

good vibration and energy..... as tripadvisor wants at least 50 characters than must repeat myself : good vibration and energy.... easy to connect, one of the fewest from Sri Lanka where can feel something

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Vasteras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice buddhist temple at the lake. We have read that it was free to enter, but we had to pay an entrance fee to some monks there. A lot of buddha statues and other stuff. Nice place for a quick stop, we were there for half an hour or so.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is in the heart of Colombo, on the Berei lake close to the Gangarama temple. If visiting sri lanka in the month of may adjust the dates to be here for the Vesak festival (The birthday of the lord Buddha) it is a colorful and festive time. the lake and the temple are beautifully lit up.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice peaceful place in the middle of busy Colombo. One of the best places to spend an evening in the middle of 'revitalized' Beira with nice breeze. for my dear architecture lovers, this temple was designed by world renowned Geoffrey Bawa, who was the greatest architect ever produced by Sri Lanka. Only bad thing i noticed was, they charge... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You can reach it easily in the middle of a small lake. A modest but very nicely done temple with a lot of Buddha statues. Right next to it, there is an island that you can get to over a hanging bridge. Here you can find a great number of pelicans in the water and in the trees surrounding the... More

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just 2 km s from city center you can go to Seema Malaka Temple or Gangarama Temple. This is the place where they conduct Nawam Maha Perahara. A cultural event which takes place in Colombo annually . Gangarama Temple boasts for a huge museum, Antique Mercedes Benz cars etc.

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