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Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Rising elegantly from the rippling surface of Lake Beira, Seema Malaka Temple spreads across three raised platforms in the lake, connected to each other and to the mainland by pontoon bridges. Observe the chaotic southern parts of Colombo on the lakeshore from the breezy benches, sitting among statues in the middle of water. Originally built in the late 19th century and redesigned in 1979, the temple offers space for meditation rather than worship and is dedicated for both Buddhists and Hindus. Note the structure's composition of collected spindles and handrails in wooden finishes, and its roof covered by blue tiles. To visit Seema Malaka Temple and get the most from your holiday in Colombo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colombo holiday planner.
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  • 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 
  • 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. 
  • Temple work stopped at that. Located 5 minutes walk from the gangaramaya is useful. Buddha images were sent from such a place, that seems up to the Thailand and Japan.
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  • Nice view around the lake. really calm place around center of colombo looking for outing with your GF or BF or what ever. ;) this is a best place for that.
  • Really nice view during the wesak where the lights and water reflection meet. Good place to get your partner there and flirt till you can :p
  • Indeed a very nice temple. But the guys in front of the temple obviously only collect money from tourists, not from locals. Sad to give thumbs down here
  • Great place. Well maintained beautiful man build place.
  • Nice scenery is available. Good for photo shooting.
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