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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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  • Built to beautify the old city of Kandy. It ain't spectacular and a walk around it is noisy with tuk tuks, scooters, buses etc. Most attractive at dusk with the temple illuminated. 
  • Go run early morning and it is so refreshing.. It is located at the central of the Kandy, so better visit early to witness its real beauty. 
  • The Lake is surrounded by Kandy and is suitable for the short-term stay. Boat tours are also possible starting from the West side. There's like at all so far visited Sri Lanka's landmark in terms of cleanliness to complain about anything.
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