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8 MUST-DO Things in Kandy

The kind and simple people in Kandy will always welcome you to their city and there are many attractions and beautiful places to see in the charming city, as well as numerous hotels in Kandy to choose from during your stay Listed below are a few.

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Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa

Visit Sri Dalada Maligawa

The Sri Dalada Maligawa has become an icon of Sri Lanka due to its great historical, religious and architectural value. This is the best place to visit in Kandy and it is referred to as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, as it features the Tooth Relic of the Gautama Buddha.

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Take a Stroll Around the Charming Kandy lake

Take a Stroll Around the Charming Kandy lake

The serene tree-lined path around the lake is ideal for a quiet stroll. If you wish to extend your walk to the Kandy View Point above, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city.

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A visit to Bahirawakanda

A visit to Bahirawakanda

The big Buddha statue of Bahirawakanda can be seen from almost everywhere in Kandy, and by night it is nicely lit up. Its location high on top of Bahirawakanda hill gives you one of the most fantastic views of the city below.

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Take a Tour in a Nearby Village

Take a Tour in a Nearby Village

Walk through one of the villages of Kandy. Stroll through the village, with a professional guide, and get to know the villagers seeing the rural lifestyle of the people and the crops they plant. Learn how they make food and sample them.

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Taste a Cup of Tea at Ceylon Tea Museum

Taste a Cup of Tea at Ceylon Tea Museum

It is undoubtedly an essential stop for anyone who’s a fan of pure Sri Lankan tea. The beautifully restored 1925-vintage factory is located 4km away from Kandy city. After viewing exhibits you can enjoy a lovely cup of tea enjoying magnificent views of Hantana.

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A Hike in Udawattakelle

A Hike in Udawattakelle

To the north of the lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is Udawattakele Sanctuary, a dense forest famous for its twisting trees, bird-watching and gangs of swinging monkeys. About 80 bird species have been recorded in the sanctuary, several of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.

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Visit The Central Market of Kandy

Visit The Central Market of Kandy

This bustling market is housed inside an old two-story building where you will find everything that you need. fruits, vegetables, spices and Sri Lankan sweets as well as handbags, shoes, clothes & ornaments.

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Travel Around Like a Local

Travel Around Like a Local

If you want to travel like a local, hop on a bus and take a tour. Alternatively, if you want to taste rice and curry and other street food, Kandy is a great city to navigate by foot.