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“Inspiring silence” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
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George Town, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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“Inspiring silence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is what will feed your soul after a hot and long day walking around the town. Filled with tombstones and graves that tell their own stories of the people who lived and perished in Kandy. Get on the right side of the care-taker and he will give you a blow-by-blow account of each and every name on the tombstones- he has the story of every grave at his fingertips.When you leave, as when you arrive, soak in the silence and listen .

Visited August 2012
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Auckland
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Restored portion of Kandyian History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Beautifully restored, and a kindly caretaker can explain all the interesting stories of graves of British folk who died there during early trading days for coffee and tea. Some were killed by an elephant. Close to the temple so not far to walk. Next to what used to be Woodstock which is now owned by the army.

Visited July 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Silence with a story”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Ask the caretaker to take you around and tell stories about the individuals resting under the tombstones. A tip afterwards is appreciated. It's a place that would be well suited as a background in a historical novel.

Visited April 2012
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Ancient history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Try to be taken round by the guide who was informative and interesting. A real slice of colonial history. Recently being renovated but with limited funds.

Visited April 2012
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Bristol
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“It is quite moving to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I visited the cemetary on the off chance and i was so glad i did. I bumped into the caretaker (Charles Carmicheal) who is an absolute credit to the place - He was so knowledge and his stories were heartfelt and gave you a real insight back 150 years ago. If you have 30 mins or so, it is definately worth a visit

Visited March 2012
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