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Seema Malaka Temple

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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94112327084
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Beautiful sight by the lake in the heart of Colombo

I visited this temple after dark and from the outside it was astonishing with the light settings. I didn't quite go in because there was a sign that says tourists have to pay a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dao P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this temple after dark and from the outside it was astonishing with the light settings. I didn't quite go in because there was a sign that says tourists have to pay a certain amount of money to enter the main temple. But for me, just standing outside right before the bridge into the temple was good enough (also... More 

Thank Dao P
Parwanoo, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is right in the middle of a road crossing square. We passed right next to this temple. We did not go inside but just saw this temple from outside. May be important to some persons with religious faith.

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Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice Buddhist temple . The dagoba and a temple located in the waters of the Beira lake. In the evenings this place is really beautiful and a large number of devotees can be seen coming to worship . Also there are a lot of fun loving people visiting the area around this place as it is so... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places for seeing the most beautiful selection of Buddas and it is well worth a visit.

Thank helenoftroy23
Sri Jayewardanepura Kotte, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful and good to meditate location for anyone to spend time peacefully. Its lovely at sunset in the evening.

Thank Anil K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful temple located on the lake with the Colombo's tall buildings at the background. Very simple yet serene and peaceful. From what I read, it is used as meditation school by the monks. If you didn't buy an entrance ticket to the temple nearby then you will have to purchase it for Rs 200-300 here. There is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed this temple on the water. Cool place, liked the Buddhist statutes, the old tree. Peaceful place.

Thank Nadia1919
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

this is a kind of calm place. but this is more like museum than a temple.lot of Chinese things are there. but place is good. there was an entrance ticket.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Small temple on the lake with many buddha's statues . It is most beautiful at sunset when the sun set over the lake and behind the buddha's statues . Close to the Gangaramaya temple and so you can see both at the same time ( entrance ticket is valid for both )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place that I love...and have lot of fond memories.... This lacks the traditional cultural extravaganza that is abundant in many Colombo temples. Good place to do some worshiping in peace... And good place to meditate, specially in the evenings... Nice cool place... The surrounding is lovely, but in my last visit notices the lake has become really polluted. So... More 

Thank Lawanya W

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