In the heart of Colombo is a popular place for residents to stroll and relax is the Beira lake. Earlier in his place was a rather large flooded area, which, together with the system of rivers and canals were used to transport goods. In the process of reconstruction its area reduced by almost 1/3, cleaned, beautified, and built a promenade. And now this place has become a must tourist attraction. The lakeside promenade lined with tropical trees and shrubs, and water attracts pelicans, herons and cormorants.
Many people come to the lake not only enjoy the beautiful scenery or take a ride on a catamaran, but also to visit unique Buddhist temple on the water Seema Malaka. The temple is situated on a wooden platform above the water and is a center of tranquility, privacy and warmth right in the midst of a stormy metropolis. The center of meditation grows the sacred Bo tree, the germ of which was brought from the sacred city of Anuradhapura, and the perimeter is decorated with numerous Buddha statues.