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Kandy Lake

Centre of Kandy City, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Lagos, Nigeria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have to say I wasn't expecting to find a lake in Kandy ... justified by the fact that it is man-made, a long time ago, for the pleasure of the then local king.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Been there in the morning and it was a beautiful lake with lots of animals nearby ,i saw monkeys and huge lizards(not sure) and quite a lot ducks and birds that i cant name.It is ncie to see a lake in the middle of the city .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The lake is interesting. You will see it if you are in Kandy. Just walk around the lake and the view is sort of simple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The lake is a very romantic place to stroll around. It is far quieter and more peaceful on the Sri Dalada Maligawa side, watch out for scores of shoaling fishes near the banks and beautiful flowers. Whilst the view of the Temple of the Tooth is better from the other side, this runs along the main road which is pretty... More

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Abu Dhabi
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and amazing man work! The Temple dedicated to Buddha in the middle of the lake is something awesome!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

According to our guide this was a man made lake. It was constructed during British occupation. Tha lake lying over the city. It makes the city more beatiful.

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Sutton Bonington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I wouldn't travel just to see the lake, but there is also the temple nearby as well as the town itself and the bathing house near the lake for a bit of British history.

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Exeter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A beautiful setting, and a fascinating history. We booked Lanka Travel Plan to act as our guide and it was the best investment possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The lake reminded me of Northern Italy and no doubt gives a cool effect on a very hot day. It's location helps navigation of the town making it easy to wander where you please without getting lost.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It would be such a lovely experience to walk around the complete round around the lake in the evening. We did so both days we were in kandy and would highly recommend for you also to experience the same

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