Must-See Attractions in Kandy – The heart of Sri Lanka!

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Located deep within the lush hill country of the island, the city of Kandy is home to several fascinating attractions. Read on to find out more.

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The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

One of the most significant religious sites and major tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Temple which houses the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, was first built in the 17th century. Dedicated devotees from all over the country arrive here to seek blessings and partake in venerations.

Kandy Market

A busy swirl of activity, the Kandy Market offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the local community. It’s also a great place to get your hands on a variety of fresh tropical fruits such as mangos, bananas, wood apple and more. Interested parties can easily reach the location from surrounding Kandy, Sri Lanka hotels including the likes of Hotel Topaz Kandy with minimum hassle

St. Paul’s Church

Dating 150 years back, the St. Paul Church is a majestic building showcasing a Neo -gothic exterior while the interior features decided Victorian influence.

Trinity College Open Air Chapel

The open-air chapel belonging to Trinity College, a renowned private boys school offers visitors a quiet respite from the incessant bustle of the streets. Featuring a double pitched roof in keeping with traditional Kandyan architecture, the inner walls are adorned with intricate carvings and murals.

 

 

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

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