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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  • I visited this in the morning. so wonderful place .very silence place. good atmosphere to meditation. 
    I visited this in the morning. so wonderful place .very silence place. good atmosphere to meditation.  more »
  • English below Juuri ennen Poya dayta tunnelma oli todella rauhallinen, mutta rakennusmiehiä eri puolilla häiritsi vierailua. Paikka on kuitenkin kaunis. Just befor Poya day it was very peaceful in... 
    English below Juuri ennen Poya dayta tunnelma oli todella rauhallinen, mutta rakennusmiehiä eri puolilla häiritsi vierailua. Paikka on kuitenkin kaunis. Just befor Poya day it was very peaceful in...  more »
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  • Seema Malakaya is located in lovely place / environment. It is situated on the edge of lake and get attraction, and it is the tourist attractions in the city. It is a simple and beautiful structure. It is often confused as gangaramaya temple which is located in a few yards. Seema Malakaya is not a temple, but a meditation center / House.
  • A beautiful place! The views are amazing from here. Its even known as a floating temple. There’s a central temple which connects to small ones on either sides.

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