Kandy View Point
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Chamath Fernando
Colombo, Sri Lanka237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This viewpoint is also known as a Arthur’s seat and is located close to the Senani Hotel Restaurant. An observation deck has recently been erected and it offers breathtaking views of the mountains that surround the valley within which the city of Kandy has spread along. Please make a note that as per the Sri Lankan law, public drinking of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in this venue.
Written March 11, 2020
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nir0sh
Colombo, Sri Lanka947 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Arthur's seat Kandy is a nice view point of Kandy city especially the Lake. It is situated at Rajapihilla Mawatha 550m above sea level. It provides a panoramic view across Kandy Lake, Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Royal Palace of Kandy and the city center. There is a new viewing platform at this place built by Kandy Municipal council.
Written August 17, 2021
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mariechumack
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Our guide Namal took us there, this place has very good view. If you want to have full experience in Kandy you should hire him. He showed us so many beautiful places in just one day. He has a big comfortable van for a group and a Tuk tuk for two
Namal +94 77 661 8292 WhatsApp
Written December 24, 2021
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Ole M
Stenloese, Denmark679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
From the view point you have a great overview of the city below.

You can find the same type of view many other places.
Right behind the view point is a hotel with its restaurant on the top floor. From here you can get an even better view.

Written January 7, 2020
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Travellers Lanka
Negombo, Sri Lanka94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Best view tall free location you can take nice photos nice place to visit, enjoy there, it's not take long time to go from Kandy city
Written October 27, 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I spent 15 days in Sri Lanka. Out of the 15 days, I spent 4 days in Kandy. I took the train from Colombo to Kandy, stayed at Kandy for 2 nights, then took the public bus to Dambulla and Sigiriya. After visiting the Dambulla Caves and the Sigiriya Lion Rock, I returned to Kandy. I stayed for another 1 night at Kandy before heading to Ella and Nuwara Eliya. I then returned to Kandy again, stayed for 1 night before departing for Colombo and back home to Singapore.

Kandy is a walkable town with an immersive Buddhist culture studded with colonial architectural buildings. But the busy town is too hectic and polluted with mad rush of the public transport and cars. I do not feel the natural rustic charm of Kandy Lake even when I took a leisure walk around it. The exhaust fumes from the passing by vehicles can quickly fill up my lungs with an abundance of toxic carbon monoxides and chemicals. But Kandy View Point changed my biased perception of Kandy.

The road that lead to the View Point lies just opposite the Kandy Police Station and not far from the Tourist Information Center. There is no signboard or any directional sign to point to you the steep road up. But within the town area, you hardly see any road that go up a slope except that road opposite the Police Station.

I woke up very early the following morning, had my breakfast at one of the restaurants and commenced my slow walk up. I was the only one ascending the steep road but there were a number of residents coming down going to work. I then came to a junction where I saw a signboard that stated `Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police' and I saw a big bungalow with an officer stood guard in the house compound and I believe the Deputy Inspector General resided in the house.

From here, I walked further up and there was another signboard that stated `Sri Mahabodhi Maha Viharaya' and an arrow sign showed 200 m. After walking for 200 m, I eventually saw the gigantic white washed Buddha statue looming high in the elevated temple. The Buddha sculpture was impressive. Far at the Kandy Temple near the Kandy Lake, I could clearly see this white Buddha statue firmly seated at the summit of the mountain and the sculpture glowed brilliantly at night.

Coming down from the temple, I was mesmerized by the beautiful scenic landscape below the hill flooded in crimson by the morning sunlight. The surrounding was just so peaceful and calm. The natural rustic charm of Kandy revealed herself like a gorgeous lady standing in front of me. I felt so energized and rejuvenated after visiting this view point.

The hill scenery of Kandy deserved a look. Do not miss this hike to the View Point. It is worth the climb.
Written May 9, 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you go to Kandy, don’t miss to go to view point. This was called as Arthur’s seat as well. I’m the night the best place to see the city
You can spend hours and hours with the cool breeze and the beauty of the city

Few nice restaurants are there to have a meal and chill out
If you are planning to stay overnight, many smaller to larger guests houses and hotels to fit your budget

I highly recommend you to go to this place in a night and enjoy
Written September 21, 2018
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Maddu Bandara
Katunayake, Sri Lanka341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo


Kandy cultural show – Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show. The beat a dancing from \"Salupliya\" depicting several demons, \"Thelme\" vibrant expression of low country rhythm, Fire and Harvest dances accompanied by Ceremonial Drums and the Drum Orchestra rising and falling to the lively tempo. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances are performed by Kandy lake club dance troop within the span of one hour.

The highlight of the show is definitely the fire walking show, where the artists walk through a specially prepared fire pit, roughly 8 feet by 3 feet covered with red-hot charcoal, completely barefoot and emerges unharmed at the other end! Kandy cultural show leaflet describes the fire walking as having its roots in the Valmiki epic of \"Ramayana\", where the king of Sri Lanka Ravana abducts \"Sita\" the wife of Indian prince Rama and after regaining her in an epic battle with Ravana, she is made to prove her chastity by walking through fire barefoot, though the current devotees who perform fire walking in Sri Lanka seek the divine blessings of the Lord Karthekeyan & goddess Pathini.

Kandy cultural show is a great way to spend the evening in Kandy, arrive a little early to secure the front row centre seats and the Bar attached to the hall will no doubt raise your spirits while you wait for the show. 

Written December 23, 2018
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,634 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Considering the hills surrounding the city, there other places that offer a good overview of the cute city of Kandy, with the lake in its middle, buildings and all the green forests surrounding it, but the View Point is perhaps the best place and it's worth your time coming here and a quick stop...
Written December 20, 2018
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Srilankachamotours
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Kandy View Point , a place for every traveler should explore & We can accessed via Rajapihilla Mawatha, a road parallel to Kandy Lake round road which goes over a straight climb and connects back to Lake round road. This high ground, We see the whole Kandy city in a panoramic view. I recomemnd to be there in the evening for catch up the best view.
Written November 5, 2015
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