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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94112327084

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Beautiful tranquil temple on the lake

There's not much to see but what is there is absolutely beautiful and well worth a half-hour visit..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There's not much to see but what is there is absolutely beautiful and well worth a half-hour visit..

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the places that you have to visit if you are in Colombo ... In the middle of the Beira lake, it gives a magical feeling once you are inside the Seema-Malakaya. You can see the excellent craftsmanship with the statues and I recommend even non-Buddhists to visit the place just to get the feeling. Anyway the sound of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I visited the Seema Malakaya temple which is part of the Gangaramaya Temple and is also a centre for meditation. It surely is a very attractive temple and its beauty is amplified as its built on an artificial man made island by the tree lined lake. I gained access to the religious complex by walking over a pontoon board-walk. On... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Across the road from Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and the fee to get in covers entry into Gangaramaya too. Cost about 200 SLRupees but so worth it for both temples. Its on stilts in a lake which makes it so serene and the buddha statues surrounding it are beautiful against the backdrop.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

located in the capital city sri lanka. specerlity is this temple on the bere lake mr jefry bawa desined.thailand and japanees arcitecturer style mix

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really colorful Buddhist temple located near to the Colombo center and a well organized temple with so many Buddhist stuff, relate with different Buddhist traditions in the world. no so many explanations there better to go with a knowledgeable guide to clarify different Buddhist traditions and concepts. need to pay 200 LKR donation ticket and its allow to visit the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a small temple opposite the Gangaramana template but is built over a lake. The lake has bright green water due to the algae. Apparently during the way it was thought to be a green field and the enemy tried to land an aircraft on it! The temple is small but beautiful. It has statues of Buddha all around... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's very nice place to visit. Meny Buddha's statues are there. It's situated in the island. At the night time very nice to see that place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Just around the corner from another temple so you can visit both. It might be a romantic spot for locals as I saw lots of young people hugging and kissing.And the city view.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great bird watching on a lake in the middle of Colombo, a student studying in the shade of a bhodi tree.

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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94112327084
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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