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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Interesting and important part of history

A really interesting cemetery. The local caretaker, Harsha, is an excellent tour guide and provides... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Max L
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Darwin, Australia
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Witness The History....In Kandy... a must go

An old Cemetery....really old, very near to the temple of tooth. Calm & quite. Charles, the... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Tarek K
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

A really interesting cemetery. The local caretaker, Harsha, is an excellent tour guide and provides detailed accounts of life for colonials in the late 19th century.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

An old Cemetery....really old, very near to the temple of tooth. Calm & quite. Charles, the caretaker knows exactly how to describe the history of this place. And the history will simply amaze you. The writings of the tombstones will give you a lot to...More

Thank Tarek K
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Interesting to visit. Guide is excellent and site provides insights into the challenges faced by early British families.

Thank JennyWandP
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I visited this after reading reviews on TA and it was an excellent couple of hours. I'm no colonialist but it gives you such an insight in to a slice of history especially as like other people we were shown round by Charles Carmichael the...More

Thank alyk62
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This is so easy to find - right near the back of the temple. Easy stroll up Cemetery Road. We were so lucky to meet Charles the caretaker. He's managed the cemetery for the past 29 years. He spend an hour with us showing the...More

Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Small cemetery, but lots of interesting stories associated with each grave. Be sure to speak with the sweet young groundskeeper... his family has tended this cemetery since the 1800s.

Thank carolcR4463QK
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We came to the cemetery after reading about it's history and occupants online, we were looking at the graves when a local young man ran over to us and started telling us all about the history and of the people who are buried there. He...More

Thank GP120991
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Just behind the Temple of the Tooth, this is a very interesting cemetery. The caretaker has an intimate knowledge of the history of this cemetery and the people who are buried here, men who survived great British naval battles only to succumb to cholera and...More

Thank Raelene H
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Immediate thoughts were we would spend a short time reading the headstones but after a few minutes we were joined by the Caretaker who then brought told the stories behind the gravestones. He was very informative Xbox interesting to listen to. Well worth a visit...More

Thank karen18w
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We were shown around the cemetery by the man that helps to maintain the cemetery and has been doing so for the past 20+ years. His knowledge of the history behind each person that is buried here is extremely good. This was a facinating 30+...More

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pat20richie
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More
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