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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Interesting but so sad

This is a cemetery from the early days of the British presence in Sri Lanka, when the causes of... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
South Coast Brit
Interesting Quiet Diversion

A lovely little treasure to find thanks to our holiday guide. Tucked away around to the side of the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
Mike F
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

This is a cemetery from the early days of the British presence in Sri Lanka, when the causes of Malaria and Cholera etc. were not understood. seeing the nicely maintained graves of these early settlers, who buried many infants and then died themselves at 28...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

A lovely little treasure to find thanks to our holiday guide. Tucked away around to the side of the temple of the tooth, this was a great quiet and well maintained site. The Caretaker knew all of the inscriptions and a great knowledge of each...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Worth a visit - the caretaker will no doubt appear like magic and give the history and stories behind the graves. Well worth seeing.

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Garrison cemetery is located close to the Dalada Maligawa (Tooth Relic Temple). You should know the correct path to get there. If you get in and exit from the Kandy Lake entrance on the eastern side of the Dalada Maligawa (not entering through entrance in...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed February 22, 2017

You wander round, reading the headstones and thinking about the short span of many European lives in tropical countries. But the visit is made by the detailed and sympathetic background stories told by Charles. A Must.

Thank catherine6543
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Very close to the tooth relic temple, colourful stories from over 200 years of history. Make sure the caretaker gives you the full tour.

Thank SimonSG2014
Reviewed February 22, 2017

fascinating small cemetry well maintained of British graves. Custodian will tell you about them if given the chance

Thank oaklees
Reviewed February 18, 2017

A small well tended graveyard with Scottish and English graves. The man in charge may collar you and regale you with tales of each grave.

Thank nickyportugal
Reviewed February 18, 2017

The very proud caretaker showed us around and told us about the graves, and the day that he showed Prince Charles around. His grandfather was a scotsman, and he refered to the UK as the motherland. Very interesting, worth a visit after the Temple of...More

Thank Phinedtrip
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Quiet, fascinating reminder of the past with stories delivered eloquently by the old gardener about the "inhabitants" in this grave yard. Hardly anyone made it past the age of 30 - find out why - truly absorbing information of a by-gone era.

Thank LizzyIrons
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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