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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Calm and peaceful

Small monument on the lake. It's pretty small and not too much to see there. Make sure you go properly dressed, legs and shoulders covered.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I only past by the temple and see from outside. Just went to the nearby lake and enter to one of the worship place there, bt I cannot remember the place name.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This temple is built in the lake and one can approach this over a small bridge. Visit this temple during the twilight time. The view is awesome. There is no entry fee and it will not take more than 1 hour to visit this site.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small monument on the lake. It's pretty small and not too much to see there. Make sure you go properly dressed, legs and shoulders covered.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small temple in the middle of a big lake. There is a bridge to walk over to the shrine. Inside the temple you will see few Budha statues. Do take some time to look at the beautiful wood work of the building - the trusses, railings and the roof. This temple was designed by the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. Overall... More 

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Seema Malaka Temple is a simply beautiful place. It is located near the Gargaramaya Buddhist temple, a garden and a lake. In the same garden that is the temple we can cross a bridge to an island in the middle of the lake. If they want to enter the temple, not forgetting to bring appropriate clothing (cover your legs... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is located on the river near the gangrama temple .the outside is more interesting , specially for nice photos opposing the river and modern buildings

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful little temple on a lake in the middle of Colombo. It was really beautiful at sunset, with high rise buildings in the background. Good for photography!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is in the midst of a lake. It is in a nice, serene setting. However, there is one to guide or explain about the place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Seema Malaka Temple is a beautiful floating lotus-like temple in the lake in the center of the city. The simple structure with numerous Buddha images donated by various Thai Buddhist worshipers. The site itself with its water surrounding give an extreme serene atmosphere for the temple. Before entering the temple, proper dress code applied and shoes must not be wore... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice view of city and lake....don't swim. Relaxing. Near gangaramaya temple. Spend 10-15 minutes here.

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