Things To Do or What To See in Kandy

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Things To Do or What To See in Kandy. Most beautiful places in Kandy that you really need to travel. Things To Do in Kandy.

1. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

2. Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.

3. Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.

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4. Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Udawattakele Forest Reserve, often spelled as Udawatta Kele, is a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy. It is 104 hectares large. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom, Udawattakele was known as “Uda Wasala Watta” in Sinhalese meaning “the garden above the royal palace”.

5. National Museum

The National Museum of Kandy in Kandy, Sri Lanka is located next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The primary exhibits are housed in the Palle Vahala building, which was the former home of the King’s harem. A secondary exhibition is located in the main palace building.

National Museum

6. Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue (Bahirawakanda Vihara)

Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue (Bahirawakanda Vihara)

Steep stairs lead to hilltop views from this Buddhist place of worship with a souvenir shop.

7. Old Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Kandy, located to the north of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, was the royal residence of the Sri Lankan monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The last king to reside in it was King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha.

Old Royal Palace

8. British Garrison Cemetery

British Garrison Cemetery

British Garrison Cemetery is a British cemetery in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for British nationals who died in Ceylon.

9. Wales Park / Royal Palace Park

The Royal Palace Park, also known as Wales Park, Wace Park or Rajawasala Park, is a small park on top a small hill in the heart of the city of Kandy, that overlooks Kandy Lake and most of the city.

Wales Park / Royal Palace Park

10. Hanthana Mountain Sri Lanka

Hanthana Mountain Sri Lanka

The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act. The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. The mountain range consists of seven peaks. The highest one being the Uura Kanda.

11. World Buddhist Museum

International Buddhist Museum is the world’s first International Buddhist Museum. It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

World Buddhist Museum

12. Arthur’s Seat, Kandy

Arthur's Seat, Kandy

Arthur’s Seat is a popular lookout point southwest of Kandy Lake, just past the Royal Palace Park. It is located on Rajapihilla Mawatha at 550 m above sea level. It provides a panoramic view across Kandy Lake, Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Royal Palace of Kandy and the city centre.

13. Kandy City View Point

Kandy City View Point

14. Sri Mahabodhi Maha Viharaya

Sri Mahabodhi Maha Viharaya

Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in Bahirawakanda, approximately 2 km from the city centre. The temple is known for its giant Buddha statue.

15. Polgolla Dam

Polgolla Dam

16. The Kandy War Cemetery

The Kandy War Cemetery, formerly known as the Pitakande Military Cemetery, is a British military cemetery in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed during World War II as well as a soldier who died during World War I.

The Kandy War Cemetery

17. Kandy Clock Tower

Kandy Clock Tower

The Kandy Clock Tower is located in the centre of Kandy on the intersections of Sri Dalada Veediya, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Mawatha and Hiragedara Mawatha.

18. St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church is an Anglican church in the historical district of Kandy, Sri Lanka on sacred grounds west of the Temple of the Tooth.

St. Paul's Church

19. Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena

Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena

Asgiri Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist monastery located in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is the headquarters of the Asgiriya chapter of Siyam Nikaya, one of the two Buddhist monasteries that holds the custodianship of sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha kept in Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.

20. Temple of the Tooth Museum

Temple of the Tooth Museum is a museum of the Temple of the Tooth. It is located on the first and the second floors wing of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The first floor has historical records, lists of the Chief Prelates, lists of Kandyan Kings and the portrait busts, etc.

Temple of the Tooth Museum

21. Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist rock temple, situated in Amunugama, Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is famous for its Kandyan Era Frescoes. The cave itself was said to have been excavated out of a rock which rises to a height of approximately 12.3 m, and shelters the shrine room and entrance chamber.

22. Sri Lankathilake Rajamaha Viharaya

Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located on Daulagala road approximately 4 km away from Pilimatalawa junction and a few kilometres from the ancient buddhist temple, Gadaladeniya Vihara.

Sri Lankathilake Rajamaha Viharaya

23. E.L Senanayake Children’s Park

E.L Senanayake Children's Park

E. L. Senanayake Children’s Park is an Urban Children’s park in the city of Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka. Situated at the Ampitiya junction along the Kandy Lake Round Road, it the first children’s park, and one of the oldest parks in the city. The park is named in honour of E. L.

24. Embekke Devalaya

Embekka Devalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era in Sri Lanka. The devalaya is dedicated to Kataragama deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site.

Embekke Devalaya

25. Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

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