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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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Peaceful temple !!

The temple is in a serene place with very rich architecture .it is designed really nicely with lord buddha statues all around.further there is a bodhiya where I saw a foreigner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Prari J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can visit this place when you visiting to the Gangaramaya Temple. Heart touching place positioned on the Bere Lake..

Thank Gihan_Gamage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall Sri Lanka seemed like a poor man's version of India. The poverty wasn't as bad, but the sights weren't as good. Only go there if you want to relax by the pool or ocean.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The great majority of temples in Asia is old, or new on an old shape: this is one of the few exceptions made by the famous local architect Geoffrey Bawa. Three open platforms seem to float on the lake, reminding Anuradhapura. Entry fee is Lkr150.

Thank robertolong
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is in a serene place with very rich architecture .it is designed really nicely with lord buddha statues all around.further there is a bodhiya where I saw a foreigner meditate.

Thank Prari J
Chennai (Madras), India
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice Buddhist temple. Quite and serene. A must see during your visit to Colombo even if you are not a Buddhist.

Thank CyrilGubbi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than the temple itself which is just a fairly moderate-sized pavilion with a smaller pavilion on one side and a cone-shaped chedi structure of a medium height (about 20 feet tall) on the other side, I was attracted (or even intrigued) by the "intensely" green water surrounding the temple, namely the water of Beira Lake that the temple is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It does not have the character of the neraby Gangaramaya temple, steps away, but this gem of reinvented traditional architecture enjoys a wonderful location on the Beira lake inthe center of the city, with contrasting view of ancient spirituality and the modern high rise of the financial center in the background.

Thank Wanderpaths
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Geoffrey Bawa's Seema Malaka is small but a must see. The ticket (300 Rs.) is also valid for the Gangaramaya temple which I also strongly recommend.

Thank guycallednik
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Seema Malaka Temple is located on the Beira Lake. The entrance ticket which is also valid for Gangaramaya Temple is 300 Rupees.

Thank ali19572015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This temple is right across the road from Gangaramaya Temple. It is build on a lake and is well lit up in the evening. The temple itself appears to be a new one and seems to be currently under expansion.

Thank Sipani

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