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Seema Malaka Temple

Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 86 things to do in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Kolhapur, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Superb temple with lovely proportions built in the middle of the lake.someone told me the architect was Geoffrey Bawa! Very peaceful

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Lahore, Pakistan
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108 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Wonderful place to visit if you are in Colombo.Small but beautiful temple on Lake Beira. You can take some beautiful picture over there, when we reached temple, it was raining, we really enjoyed.

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Patna, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Situated in the middle of the lake. Nothing much to see but a very calm place with good views around.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was not very interesting. Nothing much to see, except a big Buddha. It's closer to other temples so I recommend to visit this one as well.

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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