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Afternoon Tea at the Mount Lavinia Hotel


mount_lavinia_hotel_sunset (Photo credit: Chonil Weerawansa)

22x20px|border Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Hotel ...

22x20px|border Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Hotel

Today I am blogging from the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel.  This amazing white building was built by a British governor in 1805 to be his house.  This governor fell in love with a local lady here and named this mansion after her.  The beach here is spectacular, bit it is not recommended to swim here due to the strong current.  This beach is just a 10 minute ride from the Fort Railway Station and costs US$0.38.  This area is great for a quick get away from Colombo.

The governor's palace, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

The governor’s palace, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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