The Kandy Lake was built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807 next to the most sacred temple on the island, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, or more commonly known as Sri Dalada Maligawa.
The Kandy Lake is located in the heart of the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. The lake is known to be one of the biggest Kandy attractions attracting tourists from around the world.
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe initially first built a dam across some paddy fields and later turned it into an ornamental lake in the centre of the city.
The perimeter of the lake is approximately 3.4 km and has a depth of 18 m. There’s a wall that runs around the lake which is known as the Walakulu wall. The Royal Summer House is located in the middle of the lake.
If you’re staying at a nearby accommodation such as Mahaweli Reach Hotel, the Kandy Lake, Kandy city and Sri Dalada Maligawa are less than 30 minutes away.
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