Kandy HolidaysSri Lanka
115km from the capital, Colombo , and at an altitude of 500m, Kandy offers a cooler and more relaxed climate. Kandy is considered a cultural capital of Sri Lanka serving as the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and …

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Where to stay in Kandy

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Reviews of Kandy

Kristin Carpenter
Kristin CarpenterStockholm
22/05/2018

Amazing city right by the lake. Several temples to visit in the close area and tea houses in the city. Calmer than Colombo - would recommend.

Michaela Auer
Michaela AuerSalzburg
27/04/2016

What should I say, thousands and thousands of people, it stinks, it's hot, it's dirty. But you should have seen it. It's really impressive to imagine how the people live here. And no photo could show you that.

Kathleen Poon
Kathleen PoonKuala Lumpur
17/04/2016

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988, Kandy is the cultural capital and second largest city of Sri Lanka. The city is located in the mountainous Central Province of the island, thus it enjoys a cooler climate than Colombo. Visitors come to Kandy to explore and experience Sinhala culture, cuisine and natural environment.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney
12/10/2011

The Singhalese cultural capital, the almost-hill town of Kandy centers around the lovely artificial lake and famed Buddhist Temple of the Tooth at its center. Arguably the most touristy non-beach site in Lanka, it's not a place to linger in too long, but isn't without attractions. With a wealth of Buddhist temples along the lake's south edge, plus the park surrounding the Temple of the Tooth itself, it can easily occupy a full day, though nothing about the town is likely to change your life.

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