Seema Malaka

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  • Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-112435169
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple

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 Travel Tips

  • Remove your shoes before entering.

How to Reach Seema Malaka

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


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  • Seema Malaka Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Seema Malaka Contact Number: +94-112435169
  • Seema Malaka Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Seema Malaka(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Seema Malaka: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 54.47% of people who visit Colombo include Seema Malaka in their plan

  • 66.78% of people start their Seema Malaka visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Seema Malaka

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

60.8% of people prefer walking in order to reach Seema Malaka

People normally club together Green Path and Galle Face Green while planning their visit to Seema Malaka.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Seema Malaka Reviews & Ratings

  • A great place to worship, you can meditate here skipping all the busiyness in the city of Colombo. Great place to make your mind peaceful.

  • Great place to visit & nice scenery to watch the city center at a distance, a calm place to meditate & visit. Not very crowded & at night you will see the lights sparkle the area👍❇️

  • Place is really beautiful ... It's a good place for a photoshoot and take photos ... Its a very relaxing place ..... And also very beautiful ... its easy to find and free entrance .... .

  • Sacred Buddhist temple, built on Beira Lake with a beautiful architecture. Famous among locals as well as travelers from around the world. Famous for photography, including weddings. But you need prior permissions for weddings. Festival time is the best to see around. On the other days evenings are the best. Easy access from all the directions. Walking distance from some of the star hotels in Colombo. Parking available along the roadsides. But during weekend it might be difficult to find a free slot.

  • Yes..very calm.and scenic place in Colombo area..Buddhist worshipped built in bare lake

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