Kandy Lake - Things to Know Before Visiting
Kandy Lake, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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About Kandy Lake
Kandy Lake is an artificial lake built-in 1807. It is one of the most popular places in Kandy city, the perfect place to spend quiet time. You can do many activities such as walking under the trees and watching birds, you can also rent a boat and take a tour of the lake.
Attractions Near Kandy Lake
Temple of Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple, in Kandy city in the royal complex. This temple is considered as one of the most important temples for Buddhist because it has a sacred room which houses Buddha's tooth.
Royal Palace Of Kandy was built in 1357, it was the main residence for the Sri Lankan kings. You will get the opportunity to take a tour and enjoy the sections of the palace and its installations, including the palace rooms and temples.
Ceylon Tea Museum located in the south of Kandy. It has a library, exhibits that showcases very old equipments, also a tea café. The place has been converted from an old abandoned factory to a museum by the Sri Lankan Tea Council and the Sri Lankan Farmers Association.
Hanthana Mountain Range is in the south-west of Kandy city, it is an ideal place for hikers andcampers. There are seven peaks and each peak will offer a magnificent view of Kandy city.
Royal Botanical Gardens attracts around 2 million visitors annually. The garden includes 4000 different types of plants and trees, and It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden is located on the western side of Kandy, near the Mahaweli River.
Sembuwatta Lake is a large man-made lake created of natural spring water. The lake is surrounded by beautiful trees, there is also a natural swimming pool next to the lake.
Where is Kandy Lake
Discover More Attractions in Central Province, Where Kandy Lake Is Located
The central province is the 6th largest province of the nine provinces, with an area of 5,674 km². The province is home to 2,558,716 people, and it famous for the Ceylon tea. Kandy is the capital and the largest city of the central province.