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Bentota Travelogue

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A beach town in Sri Lanka, Bentota has many secrets up its sleeve that are waiting to be discovered one at a time.

Bentota however is a great destination as it is the home of famed architect Geoffrey Bawa. “You can visit Lunuganga, his home and gardens if you make a prior booking as there is a guided tour that takes you through the space,” said Wester Felthman, General Manager, Jetwing Saman Villas.

Galapata Raja Maha Vihara Temple Bentota
Galapata Raja Maha Vihara Temple Bentota

Some of the things you can do in this town include:

1. Madu Ganga River Safari
2. Galapata Raja Maha Vihara Temple
3. Turtle Conservation
4. Puppet Museum
5. Geoffrey Bawa Gardens
6. Indulge in Sri Lankan food

Kosgoda Turtle conservation
Kosgoda Turtle conservation

I stayed at Jetwing Saman Villas a stunning property situated on the beach on a rocky outcrop that gives you great views of the ocean. The property is the perfect base to explore the many sights of this town. In fact I found out about several sights only when I discussed with the GM here.

Puppet Museum Bentota
Puppet Museum Bentota

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