Beira Lake, Colombo

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Beira Lake (/bˈɐjɾɐ/; Sinhalese: බේරේ වැව, translit. Bērē væva; Tami: பேரே ஏரி, translit. Pērē ēri) is a lake in the center of the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The lake is surrounded by many large businesses in the city. It initially occupied approximately 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi) of land 100 years ago and this has since been reduced to 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi) today due to various reasons. During the colonial era of the Portuguese, Dutch and the English the lake was used for a wide variety of purposes. It still retains its Portuguese name. It is connected to many intricate canals which provided an easy way of transporting goods within the city and suburban cities.
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  • Beira lake is an artificial lake, close to the centre of Colombo. It has a Buddhist temple inside the lake that you can visit paying an entry fees. Besides the Seema Malakaya Temple, there is...  more »
  • Really nice lake that is well maintained. It's beautiful to walk around and recommend crossing the bridge to the small resting area. The temple is also quite nice, and entry will get you into the...  more »
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  • Loved it. Loved walking on the bridge. I wish I was able to click pictures of my breathtaking views but unfortunately I didn't have a good phone with me. ..sigh
  • There are so many scenic locations near Beira lake. Beautiful at night also when surrounding buildings are lit up

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