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Kandy
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Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

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Royal Botanical Garden,Peradeniya

The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept the court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimala Dharma, but it was destroyed by the British when they were given control over the Kingdom of Kandy.
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War Cemetery

The Kandy War Cemetery is a British military cemetery in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed during World War II as well as a soldier who died during World War I.There are 203 buried consisting of: 107 British, 35 East Africans, 26 Sri Lankans, 23 Indians, 6 Canadians, 3 Italians, 1 Frenchman and 2 unidentified persons, Of the 203 dead, 151 were army, 32 were air force, 16 were navy, 2 were unidentified, 1 was merchant navy and 1 was from the national fire service.
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Bahirawakanda Temple

Bahirawakanda is a village in the centre of the Kandy , Sri Lanka.It is one of the most tourist attracting place in the city.The Bahirawakanda is well known for the Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara which was started in 1972, by ven. ampitiye Dammarama Thero, and was opened to the public on the 1st of January 1993, by his Excellency President Premadasa.
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Viewing Point

Balana fort was built by the Kingdom of Kandy near Alagalla Mountain Range, Sri Lanka. The fort was functioned as a strategic rock fortress and an outpost to Kandyan kingdom. When the English established themselves in Kandy, they started tea and coffee plantations in the area of the Colombo-Kandy railway line, which has cut through tunnels in the mountains. Balana Fort supported to protected Buddhism and (Sinhala:සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya) culture from the western powerful nations such as the Portuguese, Dutch, and English for approximately five centuries. (1505–1948).Most of the battles against invasions aimed at the Kandyan Kingdom by the western nations from time to time in their ruling period of maritime provinces happened at the Alagalla Mountains. Invading foreign armies were defeated by the battles at Balana (View Point) under the reign of Kandyan Kings. Balana fort was the main fortress established to protect the Sinhalese Kingdom from foreign powers, and is situated between Kadugannawa pass and Potato Range. Portuguese try to capture Kandy due to secret negotiation between kingRajasinha II of Kandy and the Dutch. Kandyan negotiated with the Dutch to help them repel Portugal. The Portuguese campaign against the Kingdom of Kandy was a success after several setbacks, and they managed to seized Balana fort. Retreated Kandyan forces was stated offensive against the forwarding Portuguese forces at Kiriwaththalawa (present day Kiribathkumbura) and repulsed them. The battle became worse setback on Portuguese’s interest on upcountry and resulted lost about 4,000 men.Balana fort is turned into remnant and it is managed by Archaeological Department.
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Temple of the Tooth: Return

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

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June 10, 2016

We had a great tour with Holiday Sri Lanka. He was always on time and went out of his way to make sure we were
comfortable over the days including taking us to lunch on behalf Very friendly and informative.

5 out of 5
August 8, 2016

Dear Silvester

What a professional tour!
You know so much, thank you for sharing. Sri Lanka is Beautiful.

Dutch Family
08th August 2016

5 out of 5
August 8, 2016

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