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“You have to walk around the lake”
Review of Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake
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Private Tour: Kandy Day Tour from Colombo
Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in Kandy
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Brescia, Italy
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“You have to walk around the lake”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

it's a must if you're in kandy... it's a nice experience and the walk (if you can do it early in the morning) it's a relaxing moment..as the day goes by the traffic can change your experience, but it's very nice to see all the life living there into.

Visited February 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“An oasis in the city”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Just beautiful and serene. Fun to feed the abundance of fish with the popcorn that is sold at the edge of the lake. Stunning backdrop over the lake from Kandy

Visited November 2012
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Kandy
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“Nice sight in kandy city”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The lake gives a good walk way and nice scene during the visit to kandy. Since kandy belong the worse municipal council in Sri Lanka, the renovation and maintenance of this great site had been neglected for decades.

Visited December 2012
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Planet Earth
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“Beautiful lake, teeming with life!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I've been in Kandy for 5 weeks now and I go for a walk round the lake nearly every morning. There are so many beautiful things to see, most of which are actually living in the lake. The lake itself is owned by the Tooth Temple, and as such all fishing is prohibited.

There are plenty of fish, birds, including one gigantic pelican which if you're lucky enough to see it may actually shock you on account of its size. There are also a great many turtles which you're bound to see mostly perching on the various trees which have fallen into the lake.

But the most amazing thing I discovered in the lake one day was an lizard-like creature known as a kabaragoya in Sinhalese, which I later discovered was called a water monitor - I prefer the former the name! These come in varying sizes, with the largest I've seen being around 6ft from head to tail. I would recommend you go out of your way to find these as they look absolutely stunning, and are probably my favourite things that inhabit Kandy Lake.

Visited November 2012
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“just another lake in a hill station”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

nothing special about this... felt like the kodai lake.. since i have been to many hill stations , didnt find anything great

Visited November 2012
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