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Top 10 Must-See Sights in Kandy Famous Attractions Which You Should Not Miss When Travelling in Kandy

Kandy is one of the most interesting cities in Sri Lanka. Read on and find out about the top 10 sites which you should not miss when travelling here.

1

The Temple of the Tooth Relic

This is known to be one of the most prominent sites of worship in Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa is where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. It is a famous site of worship which should not be missed when travelling in Sri Lanka.

2

Udawattakele Sanctuary

Udawattakele Sanctuary is a famous attraction in Kandy. This is where ancient Sri Lankan kings found refuge when invaders attacked the country. The sanctuary covers a total area exceeding 104 hectares.

3

Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya should not be missed when you are travelling in the city. This is a place which welcomes over 2 million visitors annually. You will be able to witness the beautiful splendour of flora when you visit the place. The orchid collection of the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya will easily steal the limelight here.

4

Knuckles Mountain Range

If you want to give yourself a truly enchanting experience exploring the grand beauty of nature, you should visit the famous Knuckles, Mountain Range. Be sure to go with a tour guide and wear comfortable clothes and shoes when you are visiting this place to enjoy your hike in safety.

5

Kandy Lake

The beautiful Kandy Lake will enthral you effortlessly the moment you set your eyes on it. You will be able to access it with immense ease if you stay at a centrally located hotel like Hotel Topaz. Walking along the beautiful lake is indeed one of the most delightful things to do in the evening.

6

Millennium Elephant Foundation

In the great city of Kandy, things to do and places to see are surely plenty. If you want to learn more about the beautiful elephants of Sri Lanka you can schedule a visit to the Millennium Elephant Foundation. There are plenty of tour operators in the region who will help you out when you need to visit this place.

7

Horton Plains National Park

Beautiful Horton Plains National Park is yet another charming attraction in the Hill Country. Here you will find World’s End as well as Baker’s Falls, which are top attractions in the country. You will have to wear comfortable and warm clothes when visiting this place as the climate here is rather cold.

8

8 International Buddhist Museum

If you want to learn more about the culture and history of Sri Lanka you will have to make a visit to the International Buddhist Museum in Kandy.

9

Embekke Devalaya

The beautiful Embekke Devalaya is a sight not to be missed when travelling in Kandy. The gorgeous wood carvings that you will find here will take your very breath away for sure. It is an old temple which was built by King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era.

10

Ceylon Tea Museum

You can learn more about the tea culture in Sri Lanka as you visit the famous Ceylon Tea Museum which is located in Hanthana.

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