Seema Malaka3195 Votes Currently Open
- 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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52.38% of people who visit Colombo include Seema Malaka in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
66.78% of people start their Seema Malaka visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Seema Malaka
60.8% of people prefer walking in order to reach Seema Malaka