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Commonwealth War Cemetery

Lady Magdalene Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Beautiful place of reflection

This is a beautiful place to pause and reflect. This features graves from the Second World War... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Portsmouth, England
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A piece of well kept history in glorious gardens

The gardens here are just amazing and the over 200 grave sites honoured and well cared for. You... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Kate G
Nhulunbuy, Australia
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Formerly known as Pitakande Military Cemetery, it was acquired originally by the military authorities, and was subsequently taken over by the Commission as a permanent war cemetery. Kandy is in central Sri Lanka, 910 metres above sea-level. It is 121 kilometres north-east of Colombo, from which it is easily reached by road. From the Botanical Gardens at Peridenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the roadside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The Cemetery is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.
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Lady Magdalene Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to pause and reflect. This features graves from the Second World War. The gardens are beautifully manicured. Details of the service personnel who died can be located via the British war graves commission in Berkshire.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

The gardens here are just amazing and the over 200 grave sites honoured and well cared for. You have over 7 different countries including Sri Lankans, Africans, Canadians, British, Italians though no Aussies even though we did fight here. Saddest part a large majority died...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed April 7, 2017

A moment of reflection in a wonderful holiday. This beautifyl kept cemetery is a reminder of the many nationalities that died in WW11 in Sri Lanka. A moment of calm and reflection in a a busy city..

Thank John L
Reviewed April 4, 2017

it is good place which is situated in Kandy .One of the tourist attraction now a days:)Good if you can add it to your ravel tub.

Thank Nim L
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Another remarkably well-kept WWII cemetery. It is always sobering to stop for a while in such places.

Thank Serenade
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Worth visiting to get a feel for those who lost their lives in the war , cemetery kept beautifully ,very peaceful

Thank LordsofYorkshire
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is an amazing historic place to visit. I have heard about this war cemetery from many people and finally had a chance to visit!

Thank Roshan U
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Out of the way place but worth a brief stop. Peaceful and well maintained war cemetery and quite sad with most young men buried here in their 20's

Thank Wags1963
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The war cemetery is a historical monument. Those who love history this would be a worthwhile stop. It is a beautifully kept garden in a serene setting

Thank montraveller030
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Our driver took a detour so that we could spend some time here, so many different nationalities here, reminds us that we must never forget. As with all military cementeries it is immacualetley maintauned, do take time to write in the visitors book as it...More

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Salithra P
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on the same street as Cinnamon Citadel Hotel. Its on the opposite side of the road to the river