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“Beautiful & relaxing”
Review of Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake
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Private Tour: Kandy Day Tour from Colombo
Ranked #18 of 84 things to do in Kandy
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

A very nice place just to sit around away from the hustle & bustle of Kandy City center.
The top part of the lake is where the locals go to just sit & relax & there are street vendors selling snacks & drinks.

Thank BritmickUSA
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

A walk around the lake is fairly pleasant but spoiled by busy traffic circling all around it - probably best to walk at quietest times (early morning?)
If you like trees there are some very handsome specimens around the lake - many of them nicely labelled with their botanical name. Also some interesting wildlife - I saw a monitor lizard, there are some beautiful white herons, large and small, some black birds looking a bit like cormorants (? I am not a bird expert), various ducks etc.
A proportion of the lake's perimeter is surrounded by a wall, and even where it isn't, you can't really get close to water easily. Haven't seen anyone swimming or fishing (I don't think it's allowed anyway!) There seems to be quite a lot of fish, but the water doesn't seem to be particularly clear.
I wouldn't make a special visit to see this lake, but if you are in the area and have an hour of spare time, it's quite an interesting walk, especially if you like nature and would like to take pictures of birds.

Thank Masha B
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The lake is at the edge of the centre and is a peaceful lace to sit, but its a lake nothing much to see. Would not make a special trip to visit it,

Thank solofem77
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Not the greatest site you will see but a pleasant place to take a walk. Just absorb the surrounding hills and city life.

Thank vagabond1902
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We enjoyed watching the bats fly after sunsets, the birds chirping really loud (don't walk under the trees then or you can find an unpleasant wet surprise on your head!), the lizadrs and the big fish. However it's just a place you pass by on your way to other places. The street right next to the lake is very loud. We didn't try boating on the lake.

Thank KrisKaren
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