Geoffrey Bawa Special Architecture Tour
Destinations : Bentota, Colombo, Galle
Duration : 5 days
What is it about ?
Experience the contemporary architectural work of renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. This tour will take you to some of his best work from sweeping hotels to quiet escapes in and outside the city.
Who is it for ?
This tour is a great educational expedition for anyone interested in architecture. World renowned architects to junior architecture students alike, have experienced various versions of this tour. Special tours could be tailor made for student groups from universities and other interested parties.
To be met and assisted at the airport by our driver/guide. Transfer directly to Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla. Explore the HOTEL AND the surroundings, a famous creation of Geoffrey Bawa.
In the morning visit and climb the 5th Century Rock Fortress in Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site) considered by some as the 8th wonder of the world for its architectural marvels and the advanced water management system. On completion transfer to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka before being colonized by the British. Visit the Temple of the Tooth, the ancient King’s Palace building, council chamber and other buildings still preserved in its original form, dating back to the 15th century.
Transfer to Galle. In the afternoon visit the famous 17th century Dutch Fort in Galle (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Explore the Light House Hotel, which is a unique design of Mr. Bawa.
In the morning visit Heritance Ahungalla Hotel designed by Geoffrey Bawa. Visit and experience Lunuganga in Bentota, the local residence and lifetime creation of Mr. Bawa. Guided tour will be conducted in the property. On completion visit Club Villa and Avani Bentota (former Hotel Serendib) both designed by Geoffrey Bawa.
Transfer to Colombo, on-route visit Blue Water Hotel in Wadduwa, designs of Geoffrey Bawa. Do a city tour in Colombo visiting Geoffrey Bawa’s Residence at No. 11, 33rd lane Bagatale Rd. (Closed during weekends)and Parliament building designed by Mr.Bawa (Special permission could be obtained for an interior tour).
In the afternoon visit Gallery Café & Paradise Road, Geoffrey Bawa’s former office.