Seema Malakaya Temple, Colombo

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Rising elegantly from the rippling surface of Lake Beira, Seema Malakaya 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 Malakaya Temple and other Colombo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Seema Malaka is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship.  more »
  • It's a great place to take pictures, but it's a good place to stay if you're looking for a place to stay. It's a little smaller than i thought. If you stop the ticket, you can see the River Malaraya Temple next to it, which is a bit hectic.
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  • I appreciated this site more than the junk laden Buddhist temple that is associated with this one. This has some divinity to it on the water, which makes it more peaceful.  more »
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  • This place is beautiful regardless of whether it's day or night you visit. This destination is very popular for wedding pre-shoots and amongst tourists visiting the Colombo city. During the festival times, this location is well lit up and the night views are breathtaking.
  • It is Modest and pretty. Just as any temples in Sri Lanka, you will need to remove your shoes prior to entering the site. Needless to say, the ground is hot on a sunny day. It is a modest temple in a the middle of the lake.
  • One of the best tourist attractions in Colombo. It's a Buddhist temple, museum, sightseeing place all in one. Located in close proximity to the best shopping mall in the country "The Colombo City Centre". So tourists can visit both places in one go.
  • Amazing place with a great history and view. Most beautiful temple in city
  • Must visit historical Buddhist temple in Colombo. All religions are are visiting the place without concerning their religion. You can take beautiful pictures and selfies. It will take you about one or two hour to be able to completely view everything. This temple is very famous for wedding photography. One of best place for Traditional wedding photography. main issue is no parking, you have to park outside the temple.
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