Kandy is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Kandy one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Kandy is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Kandy or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Kandy. Explore the historical monuments of Kandy with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Kandy guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Kandy page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Kandy landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Kandy.
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Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
05:30 am - 08:00 pm
The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been a political epicenter since centuries. The temple claims to enclose the tooth of Lord Buddha after his cremation In India.
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Near National Museum, Kandy
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
This colonial find is a peacefull place to visit. This cemetery is a short walk uphill behind the National Museum. There are 163 graves of youngsters and elders who came to Sri Lanka from England and north Britain. The most striking aspect of a visit to this melancholy place is just how young most people were when they died – if you made it t...
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Knuckles forest reserve, Kandy, Sri lanka
This UNESCO world heritage site is characterized by its striking landscapes often robed in thick layers of cloud but in addition to its aesthetic value the range is of great scientific interest. The large diversity of flora and fauna is striking and appealing and shows the natural heritage of the country.
The adventure activities like mountain biki...
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An amazing view point of the Kandy town, you can walk up the stairs to view the Buddha statue located up hill. The gigantic Buddha statue is about 88 feet in height. Bahiraviokanda vihara Buddha statue is one of the tallest and beautiful Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. The hill where the statue was built called bahirava kanda; in Sinhalese it me...
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Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
This is a part of the Sri Dalada Maligawa or the temple of the tooth. The museum is located on the upper two floors of Alut Maligwa, just behind the main tooth shrine of Sri Dalada Maligawa.
The museum displays a stunning array of gilded gifts to the temple. Letters and diary entries from the British time reveal the colonizers’ surprisingly r...