Your base for exploring this tourist attraction is the ancient city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. For tourist information about Colombo, go to Colombo Travel Guide. To prepare for a trip to Sri Lanka, read also the Sri Lanka Travel Guide. Looking for budget accommodation there? Use AsiaExplorers Budget Accommodation Guide, the no-frills website to cover your budget accommodation needs.
Independence Memorial Hall, located on Independence Square, was built long after independence was gained. It was designed to resemble a Kandyan audience hall. The structure is made of concrete, and bear columns similar to what is found in ancient Sri Lankan architecture. Ancient lion sculptures as well as the punkala, or pot of plenty, architectural designs that have lasted for two thousand years, are revitalised in its design.
I visited the Independence Memorial Hall, often also written as Commemoration Hall, with members of AsiaExplorers, on our tour of Colombo, which came on the final day of our exploration of Sri Lanka. I have mapped out all the heritage places I wanted to visit, and this is one of them.
The Independence Memorial Hall.
Diagonal view of the Independence Hall.
The punkala, or pot of plenty, appears in the design of the Independence Hall.
The interior of the Independence Hall.
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