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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. For Kandy Lake and beyond, use our Kandy trip generator to get the most from your Kandy vacation.
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  • all-day tour of the area around the lake and visit the small family businesses engaged in the production of sculptures, masks and anything else made of wood... We thank our friends from 'Lanka Travel ...  more »
  • The Kandy Lake is unfortunately only in the evening really nice. During the day he looks sadly quite unkempt. You can see many ducks & fish, unfortunately only veeery rare turtles or lizards.
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  • The Lake in the Centre of Kandy. In the evening, when traffic flow comes to naught, there's a cool walk. The air is fresh and the sky turn huge schools of large bats. Day at the Lake, you can see the huge monitor lizards, campers on the snags, and various ducks.
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