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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  • Yes, visit if you can. Be on time - they have set times for yours. Great guide. A nice way to spend an afternoon,  more »
  • Window into the world and approach of this unique architect Geoffrey Bowa. Check out wiki and YouTube. Hopefully you will be as fortunate as we were to have the very personable Sunith telling us Bowa’...  more »
  • We stayed in a Bawa hote land love gardens so took the opportunity to see his vision as intended. It was a delightful visit. The group at 11 am was about 20 people, all like minded so it was quite soc...  more »
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  • Touring the beautiful country estate of the father of tropical modernism is absolutely worth the time, if you can pry yourself away from the beach a few hours. Call ahead to stay for the reasonably priced lunch; we enjoyed a quite good rendition of rice and curry.
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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.

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