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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Beautiful Temple on the Lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

On the lake with a small charge for visiting., this temple had lovely views and a very peaceful setting. It was unusual with a lovely outdoor fell to the temple

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

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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