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Udawatta Kele Sanctuary – උඩවත්ත කැලේ

Udawatta Kele - Pus Wela

The lush forest cover of Udawatta Kele Sanctuary behind Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy has a long history dating back to many centuries. It was declared Tahansikele or forbidden forest by the Sinhala kings who ascended the throne when Kandy became the capital city.

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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens – පේරාදෙනිය උද්භිද උද්‍යානය

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Situated in a loop of the Mahaweli River and 6 km west of Kandy, site of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens was a seat of power between 1371 and 1377, during the time of the itinerant capitals, however nothing remains from this period today.

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Naga Vimanaya (Sri Naga Viharaya) in Kandy – නාග විමානය

Naga Vimanaya (Sri Naga Viharaya)

Just above the Malwatu Maha Viharaya in Kandy and near the present Wales Park on the hills is found a small but beautiful old viharaya called Naga Vimanaya. This is a supposed to be a place where Velivita Sri Saranankara Thero lived for some time.

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Kandy Lake (Nuwara Weva) – නුවර වැව

Queens Bathing house on the edge of the Kandy lake

Kandy Lake or the Nuwara Wewa was built by the last king of Kandy (and of Sri Lanka), Sri Wikrama Rajasinhe to beatify the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) by excavating paddy fields in 1807. He called this artificial lake the :Kiri Muhuda” or the Milky Ocean.

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Bahirawa Kanda – බහිරව කන්ද

Buddha Statue at the top of the mountain

Rising up above the Kandy town its just 2 km from the Dalada maligawa the temple of the Sacred tooth relic. The name “Bahirawa Kanda” means the gnome mountain. There are many beliefs in folklore pertaining to the ancient history

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