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Kandy Lake

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Address: Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 770112997
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Lovely lake

We liked the lake for its serenity and cleanliness The raods around the lake are very busy and that is a distraction

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Kandy Lake is lovely to walk around, it can be incorporated into a trip to the temple of the tooth. The fish swimming in the lake are really interesting to look at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place to hang out. The tooth temple next to it is wonderful. Make sure to go in the morning at 8:30 or evening at 6:30 to attend the prayer. The are some nice local shops to do shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We liked the lake for its serenity and cleanliness The raods around the lake are very busy and that is a distraction

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Feeling so happy when you sit on the bench at edge of kandy lake,looking at secred temple of tooth , specaily before 7.00 am. Feeling blessed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

very Good place to get Mind Set, I really appreciate the my Guide who has take me to this place , because I had the Business Tour to Lanka in this time , this occasion to me & hope it should satisfy to all. scenic with unforgettable memories . mr.Dayan chinthka who guided us to locate nice places .I place... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The lake near the Temple of Tooth provides a pristine setting for a relaxing evening walk. We could not go on a boat ride as it was close to darkness when we visited the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You can enjoy the beauty of this city while walking round . It's about 3 miles round the lake , take some water with you . Do not eat anything from street Vendors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

In the evening you can sit on a bench facing to the lake and relax . very peace full and the breeze through the lake is amazing. Kandy is very busy but in the late evening its very romantic to sit there

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Spend a lazy evening walking around the lake. Listen to the birds chirp. Shop at some of the nearby souvenir shops. Sit down at a cafe to enjoy some local delicacies and just spend some quality time with your loved ones here. The lake has a lively yet peaceful atmosphere around it and one should not miss this!

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Calangute, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The lake should really be the centerpiece of Kandy. Unfortunately it is not a relaxing experience. The road next to it is so noisy and busy, the pathway round isnt always great. The boat price, well we couldnt afford a boat ride. Although the kids play area is excellent and the wee cafe next door is nice. If you like... More 

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