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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Botanical garden is beautiful, but entry is very expensive at 1000Rs ($8). Big trees are really amazing. Seen thousands of Macaque monkeys over asia, but these ones loved posing for pictures, got some great shots. The 'flying dogs' (big fruit bats) come out at dusk, will recommend that you plan your visit that you are still around for thousands of... More

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I spent 5 hours here wondering through the garden and reading. It's a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. I suggest taking food (picnic) with you. There is a cafe which has the basics though not much to choose from if vegetarian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

These botanical gardens are a real treat for nature lovers. The variety of plants is amazing, and sprawling lawns make sure you'll be at peace with your surroundings. Special attractions like Orchid gardens, fernery, palm avenue, etc. are a real treat for photographers. Must visit polace in your Kandy stay, but make sure to go with a loaded camera and... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're a nature lover then it's worth a visit. But if you're single you'll see a lot of young couples making out behind the trees or any benches in shades you find. Other than that, variety of plants will definitely be the eye candy for you. Coffee in the cafeteria in great lawn tastes good there's also lavazza coffee... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Loved every bit of visiting this place. Hidden right in the Kandy, is this garden which surprised me with its scale of size and greenery. It was simply refreshing to walk here and the kids enjoyed them thoroughly.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

that was amazing place. flowers,trees,ponds every wear i love that place.nice place to relax.hope to visit again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Huge garden with a wide variety of trees, plants, flowers, etc. It is very informative and there is a lot to walk and a lot to see. One can spend an entire day or two or more to see the entire garden. They also have a suspension bridge over the river which is quite exciting to walk on. A must... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in kandy. With Nicely maintained lawns, Orchid Garden & many places to visit. Specially this is a good place to visit with your kids.

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Norgombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was a really lovely place to visit. We spent a good couple of hours walking through this beautiful place. As other reviews state there does seem to be a lot of couples sat around in trees which was funny! I also nearly stood on a really big snake so watch out! But definitely worth a visit!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Exceptional gardens. Really the highlight of the trip to Kandy surprisingly. The entrance fee for foreigners is Rs. 1100. However, the majority of people in the gardens appear to be locals. There is a small garden cafe in in the gardens overlooking a large field. Be sure to walk the entire grounds. The suspension bridge is quite a sight, allowing... More

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