Kandy, Sri Lanka is considered one of the most ancient cities in the country. It’s a famous tourist attraction today with many cultural attractions.
History of Kandy
Did you know that Gampola (located just south of Kandy) was the royal kingdom in Sri Lanka as soon as the collapse of the Polonnaruwa Kingdom? It was known as ‘Senkadagala’ back in the day.
Attractions in Kandy
Needless to say, the main attraction in the city is the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic (also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa). Other attractions include the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, Kandy Lake, Bahirawakanda Temple, and Nelligala International Meditation Center.
Kandy is known for quality metalwork, leatherwork, and lacquerware. So, when travellers visit Kandy, they never forget to buy these items as souvenirs. In addition to the small boutique shops in the city, shopaholics also have the Kandy City Center (KCC) to delight their senses.