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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Peaceful

Very peaceful and beautifully maintained. Sad to see how young many were when they died. Drive to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
j_r_melvin
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Interesting Knowledgeable Tour

Walked up to the cemetery from the temple below. Really interesting cemetery and the caretaker is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacob F
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very peaceful and beautifully maintained. Sad to see how young many were when they died. Drive to cemetery also good. Watch out for fruit bats!

Thank j_r_melvin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked up to the cemetery from the temple below. Really interesting cemetery and the caretaker is great at sharing his knowledge, and makes it really interesting visit. Most graves are readable, some are very hard to read, but with their age what can you expect!...More

Thank Jacob F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice experience walking around the cemetery with the caretakers nephew. He told us lots of interesting stories about each stone. This is definitely worth a visit. It up the hill behind the temple.

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the tour of the graves by the one of the caretakers Charles, extremely knowledgeable of the history, and has passed his knowledge on to his polite nephew. The day we visited was quite wet and thundery, so we had to cut it short....More

Thank Gwyneth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing interesting in this place. They charge a hefty sum for the ticket only to find that the the relic is hidden somewhere deep inside.

Thank SaiHarishB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting, small cementary. The highlight was all the histories behind the graves told by the cementery caretaker, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend visiting it, if you are around!

Thank Claudia R
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The cemetry is in a nice setting bringing a visitor to contemplation. As others said the caretaker is a highlight. Learnt English and stories of people burried there from his relatives - reciting them opening one’s jaws. Simply memorable! Wild monkies around.

Thank 30Stella
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The delightful, knowledgeable caretaker guided us through the cemetery which is a testament to how tough life must have been for these adventurers soldiers and their accompanying families, very interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank jennyfrancis
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The cemetery has been restored following a donation from HRH Prince of Wales and shows how difficult it was for the original colonial settlers.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A very interesting hour or so. The gentleman who talked us through some of the graves was a fascinating elderly local man. He explained how it is funded and some facts about the residence. It would be a shame if you were in Kandy to...More

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pat20richie
14 May 2017|
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Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More
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