Kandy Lake, Kandy

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Very nice lake with a lot of fish. You can easily go around by Walking and enjoy Sri Lanka Life in many ways...  more »
  • very scenic and quiet it was nice slowly walking around the late area and to be out watch the locals getting back to semi normality all wearing masks keeping distance  more »
  • In past its called ‘kiri muhuda’ which was a paddy field at that time. You can book boat ride if you wish to have an exiting tour around the lake. Peaceful place to hang out and this is next to the....  more »
  • loved by so many people ,how ever it's polluted so much
  • Very calm place with the spiritual effects with temple of tooth relic
  • A calm and quite place in the center of the Kandy city with many shops and restaurants nearby. It is situated beside the famous temple, called Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. If you are in Kandy, this is a must visit place to enjoy a morning walk or evening stroll.
  • Not anything special. Just a lake. Perhaps good for a walk
  • Has the beautiful view with the temple. Can go for a boat ride

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