Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo

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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. Our Colombo road trip planning website makes visiting Seema Malaka Temple and other Colombo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • View is Very good , it has panoramic view all over the lake. Sometimes smell of the lake is difficult.  more »
  • The temple is very much to be beautiful location. I think that is not yet final. Only 300 rupees will fight if equality here. However, the river's pressure can the Rama Temple happier chapter
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  • An oasis in the simmering city. A place to have a calm and quiet moment for one's self. Makes you wonder,.. If this small place can have such an amazing effect how much inner happiness is enjoyed by monks in Retreats..?
  • It's a very beautiful temple in very busy city Colombo. Nice surrounding and it is a great place because of the lake. temple is situated on the lake.Many beautiful statues of Lord Buddha can see inside the temple.
  • Its a beautiful temple. But its mostly a tourist attraction both for local and foreign. The runes are not in a good shape but they are still surviving. So if you are looking for a temple for worshiping you should look else where or go to Gangarama Temple nearby.
  • It's a beautiful Buddhist temple right in the middle of the city. One the main tourist attraction in Colombo. The temple is in Lake. Apart from temple there is a little island in lake, small suspension bridge will take you to this island. Quite place in the middle of the capital city Colombo.
  • A beautiful temple in the heart of the city. Foreigners must purchase an entry ticket for US$2 or LKR300 but this also gives access to Gangaramaya Temple a short walk away. Shoes must come off and be left before climbing the steps to the temple but be careful not to cook your feet on the wooden floorboards on hot days.
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