ASIA-SRI LANKA

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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From The world atlas of Architecture' John Julius Norwich/Portland House,1988, 'Inside Guides Sri Lanka' APA Publication 1994, Architecture today/James Steele-Phaidon 1997,

Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Sigiriya

  

Independence Memorial Hall
   Colombo



 A monument to Sri Lanka's struggle for independence, on the east side of the Turf Club. It's constructed of reinforced concrete and pillared in the style of medieval Kandyan audience halls. On Feb. 4, 1948, the Duke of Gloucester-on behalf of the British Crown-formally opened Ceylon's first Parliament here.

 

Government Building
 
  Colombo



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Government House
 
  Colombo

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Hindu Temple
 
 
 Colombo



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Dagova
 
  Colombo



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Highriser
 
  Colombo



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Statue
 
  Colombo



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995. 

 

Buddhist Simamalaka
 
  Colombo



 
Buddhist Simamalaka on Beira Lake. This temple is only one of the world on the water.

 

International Conference Hall
 
  Colombo



 
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall-best known to Colombo residents by its acronym, 'BMICH'. The huge octagonal building, raised in 1971, was a gift of the People's Republic of China. The main assembly hall accommodates 1,500 persons, making it one of the finest convention facilities in South memorating the life and times of former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, assassinated in 1959.

 

Statue of Buddhist
 
  Colombo

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 12 September 1995.

 

Beach
 
  Negombo



 
Negombo beach-located north part of Colombo International airport.

 

Square & Fountainle
 
  Kandy

 


 Nestled in the foothills of the Hill Country on the banks of a lovely tree-lined Kandy Lake, the city of kandy is the center of traditional Sri Lankan culture. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 14 September 1995.

 

Lake Kandy
 
  Kandy



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 14 September 1995.

 

Temple of the Tooth
 
  Kandy



 
Temple of the tooth located Kandy Lake. Even since the 4th century AD, when the Buddha's tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughotut the Buddist world. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 14 September 1995.

 

Porch of Hotel
 
  Kandy

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 14 September 1995.

 

Raja Maha Vihara
 
  Dambulla




 19 km from southwest of Sigiriya, Cave temple. 2nd or 1st century BC, when King Valagam Bahu took refuge here after being driven out of Anuradhapura by invading armies.

 

Dagova & Tmple
 
  near Dambulla

 


 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.