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Seema Malaka Temple

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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Temple on the lake!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank WK S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Armish N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'Seema Malakaya' is a Buddhis temple and a meditation center situated on a man made island on the Beira lake in Colombo - Sri Lanka. There are Buddha statues in various poses on the surrounding wall and model of Lord Buddha's footstep made in marble. After the noise of the traffic on busy streets, walking over the water and just... More 

Thank Vijit W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular temple adjacent to the Gangarama Temple and the Beira lake and walk ways . A special Buddhist Perahera with decorated elephants and traditional dancers parades the streets in this area in February , organized well by the Temple . there are FRestaurants and some shops in this area .

1 Thank priyadarshi2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colombo’s Fort District is perhaps 1.5 kilometers to the north and Galle Face a little less. Both seem a world away from this serene little corner of the city. My first destination was the structure you see in the image below – a set of three pods built in the 1980’s on a design by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

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Parwanoo, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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