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Address: Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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A pretty man made l;ake

To see this lake in it's entirety, it is best to drive one of the roads that are near but high up. a good part of the lake is surrounded by white concrete walls. There is a bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mamamoose
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Cambridge, Ontario
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Karachi, Pakistan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It costs too much to use boat ride facitlity. around 3000 per person. And the water infront of the foot path is smelly so we decided not to enter this lake.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Over-rated. It's just a small artificial lake in the center of Kandy. The temple in the lake can be given a miss as a tourist sight.

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Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To see this lake in it's entirety, it is best to drive one of the roads that are near but high up. a good part of the lake is surrounded by white concrete walls. There is a bridge where vendors and pigeons hang out near the town center

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Thank mamamoose
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently visited Kandy and had the pleasure of walking all around the Kandy lake. It is just beautiful and green with all the surrounding trees. It is quite a walk around but worth it to get a different perspective from all sides. Talk your walking shoes

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to have a stroll round the lake and take photos. During the perehera the temple of the tooth was lit up which was pretty to see at the other end of the lake

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to walk around this manmade lake in the city and has a history to it way back to the 1800 by the last King.

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Thank Bibby W
Colombo
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from the center of the city; boat rides is a popular attraction here. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping malls and just next to the Temple of tooth relic. If you can ignore the city buzz, its a picturesque place to visit.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good lake and big, walked around it all, took about half hour - 45 mins. Doesn't light up though as much I have saw on photos which is a huge shame!

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Thank Linda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling at the lake is a great way to experience the landscape of the city which is surrounded by hills. It's a good place to see the locals. Strongly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong it is a nice lake but I heard so much about the beauty of Kandy Lake that it was overhyped and I couldn't help feeling that it did not meet expectations

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