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The list of most beautiful places in Kandy - Regal in the olden royal city of Sri Lanka

Needless to say, Kandy is one of the most stunning places to visit in the beautiful nation of Sri Lanka. With a rich cultural identity as well as a riveting historical timeline, this city has achieved the modern day's pace all while managing to retain much of its charm and heritage.


Visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic

Considered to be one of the most sacred places in the country and for the global Buddhist community as a whole, this temple is located within a royal palace of the last kings of Sri Lanka.
With a backdrop like that, to say that this landmark looks awe-inspiring would be an understatement. As you enter, there is a garden that seems to stretch several football fields at the end of which lies a pristine and pearly palace built very much like a stronghold.
It is believed that the temple is the home to a sacred tooth of the Buddha. People from around the world enter this temple in the hopes of praying or catching a glimpse of this tooth.
What is more, the temple was also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1988.


A view from the Lake

The Kandy Lake dominates the centre of the city alongside the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In many ways, it has been preserved for centuries and still is one of the best places in the city to catch a sunset. Many people will walk around wearing caps or shielding their heads with newspapers to avoid the aim of the birds that reside in the tall trees surrounding the lake.
Some shops and hotels provide a lovely view of the lake where you can take a small break if you wish.


Trekking to the Knuckles Mountain Range

If you are looking for things to do in Kandy Sri Lanka then visiting the Knuckles mountain range should be at the top of your list of things to do.
If you are staying at an accommodation like the Earl's Regency Kandy you should ask for some form of transport to be organized so that you can experience the stunning vistas that await.


Stroll through the Royal Botanical Garden

This destination is going to be a highlight of anyone's time spent in Kandy. This garden is the best place, possible in the country, for nature enthusiasts. Many people enjoy spending their day walking and lounging among the towering trees scattered through the property.
The best thing is that there is a café inside the park which is the perfect spot for a quick break and a warm cup of tea.


Travel to Ella

Taking the train to Ella has become a huge reason for the attention that is driven to Sri Lanka due to the very social media-friendly material that content creators have generated on the experience.
The view of gaping canyons and lush mountains make the experience indescribably beautiful!