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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Cemeteries
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There seemed to be a little bit of work going on to tidy up and restore some of this little spot of history. We were given a leaflet giving some of the stories of those buried here which gave an insight into life for those sent our or who chose to make a life in old Ceylon. Some very tragic... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A beautifully kept war cemetery. Some interesting graves. Well worth a half hour wander and the warden is happy to point out places of interest.

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Biddinghuizen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

old guide speaks perfect english and is helpful to shwo you around and enjoys a visit. Very well maintained an in lovely setting not from from the city center

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Cape Town
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

currently under renovation a wonderful reminder of the history of Kandy and the pioneers who lost their lives. The caretaker gave us a pamphlet with layout and details of who was buried where and short stories relating to them.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

At 32 years old, I've perhaps never felt more thankful for both my age and my health than I did when visiting Kandy Garrison Cemetery. The vast majority of those buried here - British men, women and children from the early and mid 1800s - rarely made it past 35. Ceylon, Sri Lanka's colonial name, was harsh on its colonizers.... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're into cemeteries and history, this is pretty cool. It has very unique was that the people passed on their tombstone. The caretake will give you a free tour. He is a really nice and enthusiastic young man.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A brilliant little cemetery where we treated to a private tour of the cemetery by the Garrison caretaker, Charles Carmichael. A genuinely interesting man with a story behind just about every grave, he paid the same service to Prince Charles on his visit in 2013. So for a private 'royal' tour - head to Garrison Cemetery and pay Charles Carmichael... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Peaceful, historical site. Nice location. Doesn't take long to explore, well worth a visit. No dislikes.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We spent about an hour slowly walking around and got chatting to a young guy who spoke great English and was being taught all about the place by the current groundskeeper as he was to take over the roll one day. His knowledge of each grave was wonderful and added a special touch to such a sad area. They were... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stumbled across the cemetery on the way to town from our accommodation. The care taker was super friendly and full of interesting and quirky information about the occupants. The visit really added to our appreciation of the history of the area.

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