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

  • 57.91% 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

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Seema Malaka, Colombo Reviews

  • It’s a beautiful place to visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A modern Buddhist temple. A great place for photography. The temple is calm, silent and refreshing. Gives a pleasant experience. If you love to visit to a modern temple with a great view for photos and a soothing effect for meditation, then Seema Malakaya Temple is a great place for you.

  • Very good place... We can see the city from the temple. Better to go in early hours or late evening to avoid scorching heat of sun.

  • One of the nice buddhist temple situated in the middle of colombo. Calm place and its very beautiful in daytime and also in the night time.

  • Very Nice place specially on wesak poyaday. what a beautiful view.

  • If you buy a ticket for Gangaramaya temple, then you can enter this place for free. It's a small temple located on a tiny island on a lake. It's about 2 mins walking distance from the Gangaramaya temple. It's a serene place, very peaceful and calm. You can get a good view of the city from there across the water. Definitely worth going to, especially in conjunction with the Gangaramaya temple.

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