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Seema Malaka Temple, Colombo

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This temple is situated on middle of lake.how ever this is very beautiful place.evening time is the best timeto go there. This place is clam quite and very clean  more »
  • well we where here on buddhas birthday weekend,cant get much holy then that,nearly became a buddhist my self,tuk tuk driver took us there from hotel,.we paid the 2 dollar fee and where shown around by...  more »
  • would like to visit this place for meditation. good atmosphere. nicely maintain by Gangaramaya temple  more »
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  • 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.
  • Looks very nice during vesak. A temple in an island with great historical value and great views all around..
  • This seema malakaya will make us isolated for a moment. It is very cool and nice place to do religious practice.
  • Relaxing place on the lake - perfect to escape city turmoil and for a meditation. Beautiful Buddha statues.
  • Picturesque area specially during vesak festive season. These images are from 2017 vesak festival.