Bogambara Prison
Bogambara Prison
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Bogambara Prison in Kandy was the second largest prison in the country. After operating for 138 years, the prison was closed in 2014. In 2019, the government declared the prison site a cultural tourism centre,the Bogambara Cultural Park.
Written November 8, 2023
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Muditha J
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This has been shifted by the Government,

This is one of old prison in SL , I hope they will open it for tourists
Written September 12, 2018
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Tez_Shaz_Bali
Denpasar, Indonesia242 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This gaol is virtually in the centre of town & serves as a good reminder against drugs etc.
I'm not planning a visit inside.
It seems an outdated place for a gaol these days & should probBly be relocated & the gaol land used for a comminty purpose
Written November 21, 2016
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steffan1991
London, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
this is a past prison in Kandy now it is museum to the all travelers.have to see many things in this prison welcome to all travels who visit Kandy.
Written July 7, 2014
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Willy B
Genk, Belgium385 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
The prison looks like an old English fortification and is situated smack in the middle of Kandy. There is not much more to do then walk around the outside perimeter unless you are escorted in by the local police. (wich I hope you can avoid). The walk is longer then the walk around Kandy lake and there is not much to see expet the wall.
Written January 9, 2017
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William_Decoster
Belgium139 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Following the comments on TA, we went to the prison in order to visit it. In front of the prison 2 guards/policemen, guarding the premissess. When I ask if we can visit, the answer is NO. They confirm that the prison is empty and that the inmates were transfered to another jail, but no visit. We walked around the prisons wall, but thats it. So, if you have better things to do, dont visit this prison, because nothing to visit.
William, Senta & little Ella.
Written December 29, 2014
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Leenkum
Penang Island, Malaysia142 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Old prison. We only saw this place from the outside above the hill. That is all. It is just a place on the way.
Written July 28, 2016
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TomBaul
London, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
The now abandoned prison is quite a spectacle within Kandy. You can see it from a lot of places and the history surrounding it is rather interesting. Our tuk-tuk driver told us some great stories, to be taken with a pinch of salt, but nonetheless were intriguing.
Written September 24, 2014
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,387 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Bogambara Prison used to be the second largest in the country until it closed its doors in 2014. Nowadays it is not used but you can walk round the outside and see the old walls, and even see inside from the road on the hill on the south side. It was constructed in 1876 and one of the oldest buildings in Kandy. There are plans to make this a historical site with tourists allowed to enter.
Written March 27, 2018
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia5,667 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I must admit every time was passed by the prison it fascinated me and I wanted to have a look inside.We were told by our driver that it was going to be opening as A tourist attraction in the future.I would have visited it had it been open.Got some great photos from the big Buddha into the grounds.Looks like a beautiful historical building.
Written February 19, 2018
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