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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  • Excellent place to take a morning walk if you are staying in town. It's just next to the Tooth Temple so you can warm up before entering the temple or relax after the temple depending on what you pref...  more »
  • You can spend time relaxing with lovely views, feed the fish, ultimately a nice site
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  • Pretty little Lake 4 km, it is possible to walk around however much traffic all around it however offers a beautiful being point of view on the temple of the tooth
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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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