Seema Malaka, Colombo

Seema Malaka - A Quick Overview


Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94-112435169

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About Seema Malaka, Colombo

Most religious temples in Sri Lanka tend to be Christian or Hindu. Which serves for a double dose of irony when you find out the most popular tourist interest temple is this Buddhist one, and that it a place for meditation and rest, rather than worship. Technically the Seema Malaka is a part of the Gangaramaya temple, but since it is a few hundred metres away from the main complex, it can be thought of as an independent attraction. Like the main temple, this one is built in the middle of the Beira Lake, connected to land by elegant pontoon bridges. The architecture of the building takes inspiration from the ancient temples of Anuradhapura and Ritigala, and incorporates elements of the Kandyan style. The blue tiled roof, the sculpture of a reclining Buddha, the many seated Buddhas, the flowering shrubs, the shrines to Shiva and Vishnu and Ganesha, the cooling breeze - these elements combine to create an atmosphere of unyielding serenity.

Seema Malaka Information

  • Remove your shoes before entering.

How To reach Seema Malaka by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to Gangarama Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk here.


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Seema Malaka, Colombo Reviews

  • It's a beautiful Buddhist temple right in the middle of the city. One the main tourist attraction in Colombo. The temple is in Lake. Apart from temple there is a little island in lake, small suspension bridge will take you to this island. Quite place in the middle of the capital city Colombo.

  • Its a beautiful temple. But its mostly a tourist attraction both for local and foreign. So if you are looking for a temple for worshiping you should look else where or go to Gangarama Temple nearby.

  • The place is quiet and picturesque. The entry fee is a bit on the higher side, given that the place is not much large and the time needed to see the place won't exceed 15 minutes.

  • One of the most attractive place in middle of the city. Such an amazing place on bere lake. Mind peaceful place with peaceful environment. Nice architecture design and worth to visit. Festival time its glows on the lake like as a heaven.

  • I'm giving this a five star because right in the heart of the city this is where you can chill and be calm for a minute. there are such a Nice scenarios every where.

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