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  • Writer's pictureKatarina Zlatkovic

Kandy, Sri Lanka




Ayubowan!


So I am in Sri Lanka again! This time, the trip started from the central, mountainous part of the country, from where I will be heading down south to the beaches.


I picked Kandy for its cool climate that adds to its charm, providing a refreshing escape from the island's tropical heat.


Are you into lush green hills, tea plantations, fresh air and historical landmarks? If yes, you'll adore Kandy.


The blend of bustling markets and historical structures adds a dynamic touch to Kandy's character, making it a great destination for exploration.


Let me share a couple of things to do in this lovely city!


Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue: Climb to the top of Bahiravokanda Vihara for panoramic views of Kandy and a close-up look at the impressive Buddha statue. It stands at 26.83 m (88.0 ft) high and is one of the tallest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka.


Kandy Lake:

Take a scenic walk around Kandy Lake, surrounded by lush greenery and featuring the picturesque Royal Palace complex. It's an artificial lake created in 1807, offering a peaceful setting for leisurely walks and enjoying panoramic views of the city.


Peradeniya Botanical Gardens:

Spread over 147 acres, the gardens feature themed sections like the Orchid House and the Spice Garden, offering a delightful exploration of plant species. It's established in 1821, and is showcasing a diverse collection of flora from around the world including rare orchids, medicinal herbs and palms.


Gamini Gem Factory:

Gamini Gem is a home to several gem factories, where you can witness the intricate process of gemstone cutting and polishing. This factory has guided tours, providing insights into Sri Lanka's rich gem-mining heritage. It is possible to purchase some of the high quality gemstones directly from there which is a great souvenir to take home.


Tea Museum:

Sri Lanka is all about tea! Visiting Ceylon Tea Museum can provide a great understanding of the history of tea production and give insights into Sri Lanka's tea heritage. Housed in an old tea factory, the museum shows vintage tea processing equipment and historical artifacts.


To sum it up, Kandy is like a magical blend of history, cool nature spots, and colorful traditions. Whether you're wandering by the temple or enjoying the lively parade, there's always a story waiting for you. So, if you're into serene lakes, pretty gardens, and learning about tea, Kandy is the place to be!



Yours,


Kat


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12. 11. 2023

Love it!!

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25. 11. 2023
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