The Seema Malaka temple is a small, almost understated but serene temple in the heart of Colombo. It is very easy to access from the Fort station and it is a charming place. Do give it a try in your next visit and read more about it here.
Here are the men and women who happened to visit the temple with me.
A group of ladies, for prayers and photo opportunities.
A young couple, supporting each other.
Another pair, not so young, for the tourist’s souvenir.
The caretaker of the temple,
who collects the coins from the Buddha in the front
and deposits it inside.
And finally, my favourite image from the visit.
From The Royal botanical gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy.
Few upcoming posts will be from the people in the Royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya, a 20 min bus ride from Kandy (on the Kandy Colombo road.). you can catch a bus back to Colombo, even AC buses, from here , if you’re returning to base. Read more about it here . The huge garden complex is a pleasant walk around on a sunny day and a haven for lovers and filled with school children from all over Srilanka. Do plan a stop here despite the inordinate entrance fee (1100 Srilankan rupee for foreigners). It is meticulously maintained and gives you your money’s worth.
From Kelaniya temple,Kelaniya. I’ll show you the full story of this picture later on. Remind me.
From Sigiriya, Srilanka.