"Mandalay Lake Kokgala"
This beautiful Lake front property was designed by the late and famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. His work has a tremendous impact upon architecture throughout the Asian region.
This peaceful property is situated in the small village of Kathaluwe on Lake Koggala. The house is 700 metres from Galle Road, 100 metres from the South Beach Hotel in Koggala and only 12 kms south of the Galle Fort.
Mandalay is a tranquil haven, allowing one to relax and revitalize. You will be enthralled by the diversity of wild life and all that nature has to offer. In a lovely sheltered position away from blasting ocean breezes, Mandalay has extensive views. From the lovely old railway bridge to the left, to the opening of the larger section of the lake to the right. The historic, uninhabited island named, "Mandol Doova", is our direct view.
The museum of the renown author Martin Wickramasinghe is approximately two kilometers north, on Galle Road, and an ideal place to learn more about the island and the history of the area..
You only have to walk 50 metres from the front gate of Mandalay and you are able to visit the famous Giniwella Kathaluwa temple and the ancient Kathaluwa Temple. The beautiful Buddhist temple is known for its murals and for the preserved first printing press, brought by the Dutch to Sri Lanka. However, this is a beautiful place deemed in history and is resided by three Buddhist monks.
The gorgeous Koggala beach is only a 5 minute walk through the quaint village or a leisurely 5 minute paddle across the lake. The historical Galle Fort is only 12 kms away.