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. 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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  • August 9, 2017
    Why has this once serene island of meditation been transformed into a garish tourist attraction ? Why has the lake been encroached upon allowing not one but two more islands to be developed solely for...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Sri Lanka last day for 10 days. Its the, "Paradise Road at the Gallery Cafe' for lunch and enjoy the afternoon at Barefoot Garden Cafe. This is the plan. The simamalaka Temple gangaramaya Temple, visiting the houses of Parliament in the morning. On return flights, 16:00 is the time Mitt in Colombo. As a masterpiece of Geoffrey Bawa Temple, was looking forward to the tour. But their composure lost go became the exposed aisle barefoot is required, but the intense sunlight, so searing hot, and it burns the soles of the feet, has abandoned admission. Floating on the Lake is like a beautiful appearance and enhance the mystique and inspiration. Simply being in the picture, so "happiness" is. [Note] strict religious institutions because, during the admission "and hats off, take off your shoes, barefoot" to be must be. Japanese shoes wearing a soft foot, usually not Burns feet is open during the day. A fantastic evening since the Votive candle, so is recommended. Still 'Globe Trotter', entrance, had been information and chips, visitors will be charged as an admission fee.
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  • August 1, 2017
    This temple is in the heart of Colombo very close to Gangaramaya temple. In fact there is a visitor's fee of LKR 300 for foreigners which is for both this and Gangaramaya temple. You would love to spe...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    This is a temple in a small island and great place to escape city limits for a moment. Temple itself enrich with great history and one of the famous temples in Sri Lanka.
  • May 14, 2017
    Looks very nice during vesak. A temple in an island with great historical value and great views all around..
  • June 9, 2017
    This seema malakaya will make us isolated for a moment. It is very cool and nice place to do religious practice.
  • April 23, 2017
    Relaxing place on the lake - perfect to escape city turmoil and for a meditation. Beautiful Buddha statues.
  • May 16, 2017
    Picturesque area specially during vesak festive season. These images are from 2017 vesak festival.

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