As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy holds a tradition that goes as far back as the last kingdom of the country whose cultural attributes are still held and practised despite succumbing to colonial rule in the early 1800s.
Temple of the Tooth Relic
The chief cause for heritage and religious significance, the Temple of the Tooth Relic is said to contain the tooth of Buddha and is revered by Buddhists around the world.
Royal Palace of Kandy
The royal palace complex is situated in and around the temple of the tooth and is a museum today which you can visit. It is one of the most important places to visit in Kandy where you can learn a lot.
The Udawattekele Sanctuary was once the royal park of the king. Today it is one of the chief sources of oxygen for the Kandyan plateau. To learn more about its significance, visit a site like Kandy Escapes.
Commonwealth War Cemetery
The Commonwealth War Cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Commission Office and is the place where soldiers that died during World War II are interred. There are over 190 tombs and it is one of six commonwealth war cemeteries in the world.
International Buddhist Museum
Also located in the Royal Palace complex the International Buddhist Museum is another place you should visit when you are at the temple.