The "Sacred City of Kandy" is a World Heritage Site renowned for its cultural richness, scenic splendour and rich historical background as a Royal Medieval Kingdom from 1469-1815 AD. Lying at the heart of Sri Lanka, this town is one of the country's most scenic cities as well as a religious point of reference with the centre of cultural attraction being the legendary Sacred Temple of the Tooth.
At the centre of the town visitors will find the spectacular man-made lake amidst rings of precipitous green hills which surround this mystical city which once was the proud and last bastion of an independent Sinhalese tradition which preserved the city's freedom through centuries of assaults by the Portuguese & Dutch. Amazing places to visit here include The Temple of the Tooth, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. For a wilder experience the awe-inspiring sight of the waterfalls at Knuckles Range are the perfect destination for travellers who want to get away from all the town's culture and civilisation wonders.
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