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“Sad little cemetary”

Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Kandy
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Not much to say, sad to see so many young people died of cholera nicley kept worth a ten minute trip after the museum

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

If you need a break from Buddhism, this is the place to go in Kandy. It's a short uphill walk from the Kandy National Museum, so you're in the area when you visit the Temple of the Tooth.

The caretaker is very friendly, and offered to open up the little museum, which is a building dating back to 1817. Beyond the history of the Brits buried and commemorated here, it's a pleasant spot away from the crowds of pilgrims with a nice view in several directions.

Thank Jeffrey S
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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 .

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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.

Thank LilyAnna
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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.

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