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Seema Malaka Temple

Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My friend took my boyfriend and myself to this temple. It is very relaxing and beautiful. The temple was designed by Bawa and built on the lake. You will need to pay 200 rupees to enter and donation is optional.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not much to see here but worth a look. Structure is fascinating out in the lake. Pelicans and cormorants are all around Lovely Buddhist temple to spend some time at

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We looking for some nice places in Colombo, but thus was the best - so simple and clear, with the lake and the Buddha statues around. I love the Buddha footprint at the entrance. Not only to see, but for meditatin, too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Scenic temple on the lake. However it is really small and you will be done viewing it in 15 minutes. Price was recently raised to 200 rupees.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Relaxing, scenic, calm, a place to take time out for yourself. We took some fantasic photos of the lake and wild life of birds and turtles that were there, a place not to be mist and to be enjoyed by all.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Small but tasteful this temple on the lake..withan oppertunity for amazing photos from here..there are some small turtles in the lake..if you are lucky to see one....it takes a few mins to walk around it and enjoy the views too..

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The temple is relatively new and consists of symmetrically designed and placed pavilions in the lake itself, connected by walkways. The traditional temple architecture sits in contrast to the towers of modern Colombo that form the backdrop to this urban park. It is a serene and beautiful spot, not to be missed when you visit the Gangaramaya temple nearby.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Small but beautiful temple on Lake Beira. Seated Buddhas surround a small temple and create a perfect photo. Don't forget to remove you shoes when you enter.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A very enjoyable Temple. It has sweeping views of the surrounding city, but a very calm and quiet setting. Worth a visit.

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This temple was the closest to our hotel. We saw it from our room`s window so decided to visit. It`s free to enter. Clean and kind of nice temple, but nothing really interesting. You can take some nice photos too. Maybe it`s nicer at evening time with the lights on. 20 minutes is more than enough to spend there.

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