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“one of the momorable places closer to the Kandy city. A place to be respectd”

Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Kandy
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I really like the way it is maintained. Also it reminds me of the war heroes who fought for us during the second world war. There is nothing I dislike about the Garrison cemetery except that I always think this is a place where people should respect more.

Thank SarathSal
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

this was one of the highlights of kandy. well worth the walk up the hill from the temple. closed on sundays though. we were lucky enough to meet the caretaker of the cemetary and he was so proud and pleased to show us around each of the graves. we was a lovely man and refused a tip but asked that we add it to the donation box instead. if you have the time you must look through the documentation in the visitors buidling where you can read about individual histories and also go through the data bank.

Thank RobA9_11
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Amazing little place, well looked after and maintained.

Easy to get to and even though it is free, a donation is appreciated

Thank Wayoutback99
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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile


Back on the lakeside just beyond the National Museum, follow the signpost to Kandy Garrison Cemetery (daily 10am-noon & 1-6pm; donation accepted), established in 1817, the cemetery has recently been restored. some of the people buried here died at the age of 30,John Spottiswood Robertson (died 1856), trampled to death by a wild elephant; David Findlay (died 1861), killed when his house collapsed on top of him; or William Watson Mackwood (died 1867), who somehow managed to impale himself on a stake whilst dismounting his horse.
The most notable internee, however, is Sir John D'Oyly, the remarkable colonial official who brokered the surrender of the city to the British in 1815. D'Oyly was one of the most fascinating figures in the history of colonial Ceylon — Cemetery care taker was so nice to show me the cemetery archives in the old chapel building and explained all famous & mighty figures who buried in this place.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

In this cemetery, you'll find ancient tombs from British colonials who died quite young (most of them hardly turned forty) . the most impressive grave is the one of John D'Oyly. Entrance is free and the museum is located right behind the National museum. I'll not take you more than 15 min to explore the cemetery.

1  Thank Frederic_D_FR
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