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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went as part of our guided tour and despite the rain we had a wonderful time and could have spent longer. There is an amazing variety of trees planted by British royalty including Elizabeth, Princess Anne, King George, King Edward VII and dignitaries from other countries. The flower beds are stunning and we saw a Kingfisher and a Brown... More

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I defy even the most hardened urbanite not to succumb to the splendour of these Gardens which must feature on every visitor to Kandy's 'must see' list. One could easily spend a whole day here and so advice is to plan for at least a couple of hours - early morning preferred. Take a break and enjoy drinks at the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well worth a visit, plenty of shade and space to marvel at the outstanding displays arranged in a 'typical' urban park format. They really can grow anything on Sri Lanka.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great place to spend a few hours. There is a variety of trees, flowering plants. The landscape is well planned , especially the Grand Lawn View which reminds you of an European garden. The place is great in the middle of nowhere.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited there for a couple of hours. We're a young married couple and we didn't understand for what the fas is all about. Nice gardens but that's it. Ow and don't do the mistake of eating in the inner restaurant. The food was terrible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of the botanical gardens while visiting Kandy. We had seen the temple of the tooth already and had a few hours to kill before the dance show, so we went here. Although we are not biologists or tree enthusiasts of any sort, this place was cool. The bamboo forest is a nice make out spot too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice place to visit. Cool trees and bats flying everywhere... Not mind blowing but a pleasant way to spend ~2 hours. Would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was so peaceful to get away from the busy traffic and spend some hours in the beautiful gardens - we could have spent all day there as there is so much to see. It is well maintained and very clean and tidy. The orchid house was my favourite place. Everything looks so healthy. Things grow very well in that... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Botanical Gardens are a must visit for any traveler visiting Kandy, Central Province. It's nature's beauty at its best & the sheer lush greens of the Garden are overwhelming.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Loads of fruit bats that are so plentiful hanging off the trees that they look like... Fruit. So look up! I liked the suspension bridge, the orchid house (it's worth really taking time to look at the flowers close up, they have special differences like resembling a ghost or a dove or a spider). Also the celebrity tree planting area,... More

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