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Top 10 things to see and do in Kandy – Discovering the Wonders of Kandy

Kandy literally beats the heart of Sri Lanka. It is located in the central province and is one of those cities etched with history, beauty, culture and everything else that makes Sri Lanka amazing,


Visit the Embekka Devalaya

History is a big part of visiting Kandy and the Embekka Devalaya is one place with plenty of history to offer. Created by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era this is a temple which is magnificent inside out.


The Dalada Maligawa

The Dalada Maligawa is the most sacred place of worship is not just Kandy but in all of Sri Lanka as well. The Dalada Maligawa is believed to house the very tooth of Lord Buddha. Throughout the interiors of the temple are pictures, paintings, and sculptures depicting the stories of how Lord Buddha's tooth made its way from India to this Island.


Kandy National Museum,

If you want to learn about the historical side of Kandy in a nut shell, the Kandy Museum is probably the best place to visit. In fact, the building itself is historical for it served as the residence of the last King of Sri Lanka prior to his arrest. There are over 5000 artefacts on display, all of which do a good job taking one back time.


Peradeniya Botanical Gardens,

One of the oldest gardens in Sri Lanka, visiting this enchanting place is a must do for all those exploring Kandy. The Garden was established by Alexander Moon in the year 1821 and is beautifully landscaped and flaunts a rich variety of the islands finest flora.


Indulge in some Kottu Rotti

While you are exploring the beauty of Kandy, don't forget to try out some local street food along the way. The Kottu Rotti is very popular in Kandy as it is in most other places on the island. Stop by a local street shop and try this combination of shredded rotti, veggies, and meat if you desire.


Visit the Kandy Lake

The Kandy Lake is a beautiful place to stroll around, day or night. It is calm, soothing and emanates an obvious ambience of tranquillity. Around the Lake you find street vendors selling popular local. Get hold of one of these and take a walk around the Lake.


Try the Boat Rides on the lake

If you want a better dose of the Kandy Lake, you can also experience a boat ride on this Lake. The Joy Boat ride service has been around for decades and is certainly a great way to bask in the beauty that this large lake has to offer.


Explore the Kandy City Center

The Kandy City Center is the largest shopping mall in the City. If you are looking for some good food and souvenirs to take back home, this is a great place to head to. You also find here a number of branded products.


Bask in the beauty

Kandy is one city that is known for its beauty. Book yourself into one of the Kandy Bungalows such as the Amaya Bungalow for instance and bask in the picturesque scenery that this city has to offer.


Absorb local culture

When visiting Kandy you get a chance to witness local culture at its best. Be it in the temple or on the streets, spend some time and mingle with the locals and take in some authentic Sri Lanka.

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