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Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 70 333 3234
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Reviewed today

Kandy Lake is in the midst of this old town and you just cannot miss it. Its crowed place since this is the city center with Bus station, Town Clock, Prison, Shopping arena from the British era and the Tooth Relic all surround it. Its...More

Thank itsmearul
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kandy Lake is a dominating part of Kandy city, and you can`t miss it! The lake is charming and peaceful and is our absolute favorite part of Kandy. The lake was created in 1807 by the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy. The people...More

Thank dreamztoursrila... s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Kandy Lake is a beautiful spot set against the backdrop of surrounding hills. It represents a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the town adjacent to it.

Thank Dwav H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found Kandy very smelly and dirty and chaotic and having come from Tissa, we were not at all impressed with this lake.

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lake is beautiful and the ancient, gnarled, trees along the bank are stunning. It is sweet to see the young couples having a moment-and perhaps holding hands. However, the traffic and exhaust along the path are overwhelming and if you look at the tops...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth driving past but like many other cities in Asia the waterways can be very dirty. Have a wander past on the way to the temple of the tooth relic.

Thank need2holiday
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really pleasant walk around the lake. Quite clean path but with traffic on one stretch . Nice in the early morning but not so in the dark.

Thank Karl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, the recommend view point is right next to the main road so not peaceful at all. Walk up past the temple there are a few benches to sit and watch. Although avoid the sales people selling the 'dancing' seems like a scam

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing weather in June...... The lake is very relaxing and scenic.... Amazing place for photography... Feels really calm..

Thank dsouza_nicole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking around and watching the water monitors bask in the sun and the fish swimming in the river. Be sure not to stand under trees for too long as being pooed on by a bird seems a common experience.

Thank Alex B
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