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Seema Malaka Temple

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Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 327084
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Lovely Buddhist Temple on the Lake

This Temple is on Lake Beira. It is part of the Gangaramaya complex and your admission ticket of $2, bought here or at Gangaramaya Temple, allows entry to both temples. It is an... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty temple floating on a platform in the lake. Nice statues of the Buddha. Sadly lots of construction both on the site as well as by it on the lake and so not relaxing at all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Temple is on Lake Beira. It is part of the Gangaramaya complex and your admission ticket of $2, bought here or at Gangaramaya Temple, allows entry to both temples. It is an open air temple, and a cool place to sit and relax, along with local people who are doing the same. Outside, the temple is surrounded, on three... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, right next to Gangaramaya temple and is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. The temple is constructed on three platforms over water (Beira Lake) and is connected to the mainland and with each other by bridges. All three platforms have numerous seated Buddha statues displaying different mudras. The main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a wonderful temple situated overlooking the Gangaramaya Lake, very close to the famous Gangaramaya Temple. You must leave the shoes just in the front door, and then you have to cross the wooden bridge to the temple. We aware that if you go there at noon, the sun makes the wood burn and it is a bit hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a serene, peaceful spot in the middle of the city, this temple is the place to be. Set on a lake, there is a walkway from the road to the temple that continues round the temple. Take off your shoes and step up into the temple itself for some quiet contemplative time. I was fortunate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the must see places once in Colombo. Divine and beautiful place. Nice to visit. Refreshing experience to body n soul

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here by mistake tbh had to pay to get in which I thought strange considering it was a temple. Still good views of the lake and nice pictures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful temple located right on Lake Beirna is downtown Colomba. Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful statues within the shrine. Definitely bring your camera and enjoy! Bring your socks as when you walk around in bare feet (mandatory) the ground can be quite hot. Socks make it more bearable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It seems to be the only temple in Colombo that charges an entry fee; don't remember exactly but I think that was LKR 300 pp. And I guess for this reason there were only one more couple besides us on a Saturday evening. However, it worked out good for us. It is a small but very pretty temple with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The best time to visit is at night when the city is quite and the lights are on. Amazing view. A wooden architecture is great. When we visited the lake was very clean . Not sure how the situation now.

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