Lunuganga, Bentota

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Admire the engineering work of art by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who converted the abandoned cinnamon plantation at Lunuganga into a luxury compound. The estate lies secluded in the Sri Lankan wilderness, where gardens decorate the Deduwa lakeside and outdoor rooms offer peace and quiet. Explore the remarkable courtyards, walkways, lily ponds, and pavilions, all set within an exotic jungle. Spend some time at the gallery room to inspect a lovely collection of art and antiques. You can also go on boat trips or sign up for a bird-watching tour amid palms and banyans. Put Lunuganga on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bentota journey planner.
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  • If you know of Geoffrey Bawa's work and love his brand of Tropical Modernism as well as architecture, Lunuganga Estate is an attraction not to be missed. A guided tour costing Rs 3500 per adult gives ...  more »
  • A beautiful example of tropical modern. Place were you can learn about famous architecture Geoffrey Bawa  more »
  • In Bentota those who has inclination for architecture will opt for this acres of land on the river designed by famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. Take time out to walk around the guide provided by them i...  more »
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  • Nice garden set up by late Jeffrey Bawa. Rs1500 entry fee. Pls check visiting times.
  • Hi. The place is really beautiful and anybody knows there's contact details? Because I wanna book their room per night. The number on Google is not working. Please let me know if anyone knows the email address. Thanks
  • Made a special detour on the way to Galle from Colombo to visit the much heard about Lunaganga property. They wanted Rs. 1500 per person to let us in through the gates. Here is the summary of the conversation : us - There are six of us, can we have a look? Guard - Sure. 1500 per person. Us - Can one of us go in and see if it makes sense? Guard - No. Us - Can we come in and have lunch? Guard - You can come in and have sandwiches, extra cost over and above the 1500 per person. Us - Well, what's it like inside for us to see? Guard - Garden Returned disappointed. Maybe keeping brochures outside with some details would help. I am sure it is a lovely property, but better PR could only help.
  • Beautiful place.. Creatively innovative ❤️
  • Lovely walk in the beautifully landscaped garden of the country residence of Geoffrey Bawal.

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