Kandy Lake, Kandy

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Take a relaxing stroll along Kandy Lake, an artificial body of water surrounded by the Kandy hills and overlooked by a famous temple, said to house the tooth of Buddha. The lake was created in 1807 by the last king of Kandy, and features a small island in the middle, supposedly used as the king’s private bathing spot. Take a boat ride or a walk around the lake perimeter to enjoy the views of the city and the picturesque natural setting. Using our online itinerary creator, Kandy attractions like Kandy Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Kandy Lake is situated in the heart of Kandy city, next to the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. It is a major attraction for both local and foreign travellers in Kandy city. To enjoy the lake at its best...  more »
  • The lake is beautiful and you can have a walk all over it in a circle. There is no more to see besides the lake and the ducks and fishes inside.  more »
  • We enjoyed taking a stroll here, as it removes the hustle of the city a bit. It is next to the Temple, and in the weekend around 6PM all the locals arrive to visit the temple in their write clothes.  more »

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Sleep easily on any budget in and around Kandy, where affordable hostels for backpackers abound, and luxury hotels and resorts offer every comfort. Some of the best places to stay in Kandy are the many guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, where local hosts welcome visitors with warmth and, often, home-cooked food. Those with deeper pockets can explore the boutique hotels situated in masterpieces of colonial-era architecture, where plenty of charm and service complement the hilltop location.
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