Sunday, April 17, 2005
The Kandalama Hotel
The Kandalama Hotel, designed by the country's most revered architect, Geoffrey Bawa, is now legendary in Sri Lanka - both for its beauty and for its ecological awareness. It's near Dambulla, the what is known as the country's Cultural Triangle, and is built on rock faces in the middle of a jungle. It overlooks the Dambulla Tank, a huge man-made lake that is reservoir for the area, and elephants roam below our windows.
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Inside our room at the Kandalama is a sign imploring us not to feed the monkeys that climb up the vines