Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy City Map

Kandy City Map

After the jeweler’s shop, I walked around the Kandy city.First to the Kandy Lake.

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy.

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy.

Kandy Lake was built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned.

A decorative wall, called Walakulu wall, runs for 2060 feet along the banks of the lake.

A decorative wall, called Walakulu wall, runs for 2060 feet along the banks of the lake.

According to the legend and folklore, the small island at its center was used by the king’s helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel.

Main Street of Kandy City

Main Street of Kandy City

Famous Kandy Market

Famous Kandy Market

Going into the market, unique smells to let you feel Asia are mixed.

Going into the market, unique smells to let you feel Asia are mixed.

Move through the hustle and bustle of vendors setting up shop followed by inquisitive locals who engage in the art of bargaining their way through at the Market in Kandy Sri Lanka.

Stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, local spices and handicrafts.

Stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, local spices and handicrafts.

Going to the Kandy City Centre

Going to the Kandy City Centre

Kandy City Centre at Dalada Veediya is the most modern commercial and shopping complex in Sri Lanka.

Kandy City Centre

Kandy City Centre

The Complex is designed with ultra-modern features yet preserving the iconic Kandyan architecture.

Entrance and underground supermarket of Kandy City Centre

Entrance and underground supermarket of Kandy City Centre

Several leading banks, a fully equipped supermarket, a variety of restaurants, an entertainment zone, and a well-designed art food court also feature in the Complex.

Photos from Kandy City Centre

Photos from Kandy City Centre

After the Kandy City Centre, I was walking around the city. The guide had been resting in a cafe.

Walking through the streets of Kandy.

Kandy Town Hall, Buddha Statue on a hill, Hindu Temple and its Altar.

Kandy Town Hall, Buddha Statue on a hill, Hindu Temple and its Altar.

Kandy city walking; Kandy Central Post Office, a mosque, junior high schoolers in the white uniforms and red two floors bus from London.

Kandy city walking; Kandy Central Post Office, a mosque, junior high schoolers in the white uniforms and red two floors bus from London.

Kandy Railway Station, Green Mosque (Meera Macaam Mosque), Due South (mounted policemen) and Police Station of Kandy

Kandy Railway Station, Green Mosque (Meera Macaam Mosque), Due South (mounted policemen) and Police Station of Kandy

Pointed the camera, this Buddhist priest kindly stopped, British Garrison Cemetery, National Museum and Bus Station of Kandy.

Pointed the camera, this Buddhist priest kindly stopped, British Garrison Cemetery, National Museum and Bus Station of Kandy.

St. Paul Church, Elephant is livestock in Sri Lanka, Roadside old fountain, and Trinity College in Kandy

St. Paul Church, Elephant is livestock in Sri Lanka, Roadside old fountain, and Trinity College in Kandy

Queen's Hotel, Kandy

Queen’s Hotel, Kandy

The British Colonial style Queen’s Hotel is located in the center of the city at end of the main street. This former Governor’s residence is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka with a history of over 160 years.

Queens Hotel entrance and lobby.

Queens Hotel entrance and lobby.

Flowers from Kandy.

Flowers from Kandy.

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