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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  • It's pretty and you'll visit it by default considering how close it is to the Temple of the Tooth. It's nice at dusk.  more »
  • I spent a pleasant afternoon sitting on a bench by the lake and gazing over its waters, to the busy sounds of the city. A relaxing and memorable episode in an otherwise hectic life!  more »
  • The hotel is located near the lake, which gives an opportunity to enjoy the view. Tropical greenery and peace. The room is spacious. All the necessary amenities.  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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