Seema Malaka

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

Seema Malaka - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Seema Malaka

  • Seema Malaka Address: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Seema Malaka Contact Number: +94-112435169
  • Seema Malaka Timing: 24-hrs
  • Seema Malaka Price: Free
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Seema Malaka

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Seema Malaka in their plan

  • 59.12% of people start their Seema Malaka visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Seema Malaka

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

51.53% 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

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Seema Malaka, Colombo Reviews

  • A nice quiet place of worship and meditation in the heart of Colombo town. A more of touristy place than a temple, it is still a place to come for quiet contemplation. Being across the road from the famous Gangarama Viharaya, makes it a convenient stop if you're coming to worship at the main temple.

  • An oasis in the simmering city. A place to have a calm and quiet moment for one's self. Makes you wonder,.. If this small place can have such an amazing effect how much inner happiness is enjoyed by monks in Retreats..?

  • Went at day and night. Beautifully lit up. Love to meditate during the day longer next time.

  • It's a very beautiful temple in very busy city Colombo. Nice surrounding and it is a great place because of the lake. temple is situated on the lake.Many beautiful statues of Lord Buddha can see inside the temple.

  • This is a Buddhist temple located in the Berray Lake. It belongs to the Gangaramaya Viharaye. The main perpose of this place is to hold a ceremony called "Diya Kapime Mangalya" at the end of the annual temple procession. This is nice place to visit because of it's surrounding and it's a good place for a buddhist to meditate.

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