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Lunuganga

Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heathcote Junction Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Make this a 'must do' on your itinerary! Superlatives are inadequate to describe this place. This is the famed Geoffrey Bawa's secuded estate where he spent most of his life, the architecture is stunning. There are few straight lines in the gardens where everything works harmoniously with the surroundings. The gardens flow around the buildings which are inconspicuously blended in... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We came just for several hours from Bentota to see Geoffrey Bawa's secluded estate. The garden and all the houses are very well maintained and look beautiful. The owners provide all the guests with guided tour, which includes not only the information about Geoffrey Bawa and his works but also many interesting comments on the surroundings and nature, which is... More 

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

really far away from the city, rainy and cool weather, we travel a long time to the hidden heaven, like travelling back to the old times, the shelf, the telescope, the manor and the serious host, really a architecture!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our second visit, this time with Architect's friends from Thailand. Whereas the first time visit was on a hot and sunny day, this time we visited in on and off pouring rain. The garden, the house and the bungalow rooms which we toured with the experienced guide offered a complete different impression. Ideal for black and white photography, this mood... More 

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Timaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You can opt to either visit or staying at Lunuganga. This palatial mansion was once a residence of the great master architect, Geoffrey Bawa. He's known to come up with the "tropical modernism" movement and for those of us that are enthusiastic with architecture, coming here is a pilgrimage to appreciate Geoffrey's brilliance. He's so much ahead of his time,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It felt like a rare privilege to stay at Lunuganga. Our senses were awakened to the aesthetics. We came away mesmerised by the shades of green, shapes, proportion, balance - subtle beauty that we had not previously appreciated. The meals on the verandah were excellent with a sublimely understated backdrop. But the highlight was wandering the gardens alone early in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We did not stay at Lunuganga but enjoyed a wonderful luncheon set in the gardens of this amazing property. My 3rd visit - the charm & character of Lunuganga still prevails & the magic of the place is evident from the moment you ring the bell at the front gate & escorted through the wonderful lush grounds of the estate.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Our daughter,an architect, had stayed here with her husband in 2012 & told us that we must visit this special place. We were not disappointed. The trust has done a wonderful job in maintaining the property & managing Bawa's legacy. It was an honour to stay here. Sitting having dinner on the verandah, looking through the window forming branches of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lunuganga is a very special place, and was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We were seeking an escape from city life, and found that at Lunuganga. The gardens are incredibly beautiful; we spent much of our time walking and exploring. We had the chance to spot a troop of purple-faced leaf monkeys, who took us by surprise!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was glad I did not cancel my two-night stay at Lunuganga. A recent review criticized the estate for being old and worn out, and I was foolish enough to have bought the "lies". Thank God I followed my heart and gave Mr Bawa's country home a chance... and boy, did I have an unforgettable experience! Lunuganga is NOT a... More 

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