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

This is a lovely temple built on the Beira Lake. There is a small fee to enter the temple but definitely worth a visit. There was a meditation session happening when we visited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely temple built on the Beira Lake. There is a small fee to enter the temple but definitely worth a visit. There was a meditation session happening when we visited, so we could only see from the outside. The contrast of this temple against the high rise of the Columbo cityscape made for interesting photos.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple had a calming and relaxing atmosphere as I suppose most do. It is situated on Lake Beira and the surroundings are beautiful and very peaceful. Plenty of room to sit and meditate or pray if you are inclined. There were pelikans on the water at the time of our visit. The Budhist statues were many and there was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple on a small island in Beira Lake is an abode of tranquility. It was peaceful when we went in the twilight one evening; the chanting was mesmerising

Thank bhavs
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to visit in Colombo. Very Near to Gangarama temple. You can spend some time here. Very calm place in the heart of the city.

Thank Yashwantpandey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a Calm place, a temple built on the lake in a middle of city, good place to spend couple of minutes and many postures of Lord buddha in the temple. Not a must visit place, if you are nearby just spend couple of minutes.

Thank saurabhnandwani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee is 300 rupees. In the temple, you can have a sit down and meditate ( here a quite a lot of car sounds from the road next to it) or you can just walk around the temple and take some really nice pictures of the Buddhas around the temple with skyscrapers in the background.

Thank Živa J
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is very calm temple with a nice view. This temple is in the middle of the lake. Ticket is needed to visit the inside of the temple.

Thank DipanwitaSng
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was really intrigue by the temple when I did my research. However, when I arrived I had very bad experience that made me changed my mind. Upon arrival, I was trying to take a picture before I bought the entrance ticket to enter. However, the old man who sold the ticket was rude to stop me from taking picture... More 

3 Thank WK S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The place has a nice view in the evening, just after sunset. A small temple that takes hardly 15mins to see.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Just next to Gangaramaya temple. It's is very small temple with a small pagoda. However you have to pay SL Rs. 300 as you are a foreigner. Just one specialty of this place is you have many statues of Lord Buddha. Thats it.....but worth to visit it...

Thank Rajbothra

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