Kandy is a scenic city that paves the way for the hill country of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by misty hilltops that you can glimpse when you stay at properties such as Earl’s Regency, it is indeed a city that’s blessed beyond measure due to its array of sacred and historical attractions.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
The sacred ground that holds this most-famed temple of the island was once the royal complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth takes a special place in the hearts of Sri Lankan Buddhists as it holds a relic of Lord Buddha. Visiting this place is said to be one of the best things to do in Kandy.
Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya
Now, this temple is more famous for its giant Buddha Statue that overlooks the city known as Bahiravakanda Buddha Statue. This gigantic, concrete statue can even be seen at a distance.
Embekka Devalaya is quite famous for its exquisite carvings, depicted on wooden pillars. It was built during the reign of King Wickramabahu III and consists of three main sections.
Nestled amid scenic surroundings, this beautiful temple can be seen perched on a rocky outcrop in outer Kandy. It is an ancient temple that boasts both Buddhist and Hindu elements.