Top reasons to visit:

  • Temples (477)
  • Culture (343)
  • Botanical Garden (335)
  • Nature (180)
  • Sightseeing (178)
  • Shopping (136)
  • Relaxation (128)
  • Lakes (115)
  • Scenery (101)
  • History (100)

Kandy was highly rated for temples by 9 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Kandy?

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Kandy?

Carolina, Australia

17 days ago Report

Visiting the temple of the tooth during the procession times as the temple is an active religious site and you see this side of the Kandyans there. At other times you will be hassled by "guides" or touts so avoid it then. You also get to experience local shops in the city selling their wares without hassle from any touts.

Describe the nature in Kandy.

Tariq, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

That you must see it to believe it! There is so much beautiful greenery, including lovely palm trees and trees bearing all kinds of fruits, as well as wonderful flowers. The smell in the air is so lovely, as well as the haze in the evening. For someone who appreciates nature, I cannot recommend a better place than Kandy. And definitely go to the wonderful Peredeniya Gardens.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Kandy.

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Cars stop when you cross the zebra crossing!
Great food!
Very clean!

Describe the spiritual atmosphere at the temples in Kandy.

Antony, Egypt

16 days ago Report

It's important to go covered (shoulders and knees). Be prepared to donate even after paying an entrance. You will be expected to pay for someone to look after your shoes too. The temples ARE VERY beautiful and deserve the respect that they are given by all visitors.

What effect did the scenery in Kandy have on you?

Mary, United Arab Emirates

7 days ago Report

Hotel's got a great view of Kandy's mountains, rivers and sky. it was like a paradise :-)

How can you enjoy the sights in Kandy while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Unknown location

23 days ago Report

Take the morning the service in Sri Dalada Maligava at 05.30

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Tariq, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

The White House is a nice place. Also the Muslim Hotel serves great food.

What is it in Kandy that makes history come to life?

Tariq, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

The historical venues.
The ancient ceremonies that are still performed today.

How could Kandy protect their nature trails better?

AhmadJamal, Italy

9 hours ago Report

Kandy isa nice place to spend some days in S. Lanka. The botanical garden is great and also the tea museum is very interesting. You can catch a bus to Nuwara Eliya or other place in the hill country to see tea plantations.

Describe the most fascinating wildlife you saw on your trip.

Jennifer, Australia

5 days ago Report

Monkeys and fruit bats in the botanical gardens, giant Oscar and Pleco fish in the lake.

Describe the best way to discover the lakes in Kandy.

Tariq, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

To take a walk around the great lake of Kandy. You can do this after watching the Dance at the Arts Centre, which is near the lake.
  • Food 84 endorsements

Why do you recommend Kandy for food?

Feliks, Germany

12 days ago Report

The cheaper the better!
  • Shopping 136 endorsements

Where could you've used an extra hour (or ten) shopping in Kandy?

Duminda, Sri Lanka

21 days ago Report

premadasa gems,okray wood carving,silk and Bathik show room,Spces and herble garden
  • Friendly People 62 endorsements

What makes the people from Kandy so friendly? Tell us your story.

MohdRazaliHilmi, Malaysia

1 day ago Report

they love to smile
  • Health Spas 2 endorsements

Which spa or what treatment is worth pampering yourself with in Kandy?

Yashmeer, United Arab Emirates

20 days ago Report

Earl regent hotel in Kandy has an excellent spa.
  • Atmosphere 22 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Kandy something people rave about?

Tariq, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

It is busy and an exciting town.
There is so much to do. The people are very friendly.
The atmosphere around the lake is wonderful.
  • City Walks 28 endorsements

What's the best way to make the most of Kandy by foot?

Carolina, Australia

17 days ago Report

Stay close to the city centre and take a turn around the whole lake to appreciate the different views and the Kandyans enjoying the lake too.
  • Markets 45 endorsements

What's your best bargaining strategy for the market in Kandy?

Antony, Egypt

16 days ago Report

If you get taken to one shop don't buy until you've looked at another shop, especially batik. Some souvenirs have up to 500 rupees difference in price between shops.
  • Adventure 13 endorsements

Tell us a bit more about an adventure you experienced...

Karuna, Sri Lanka

24 days ago Report

Hantana mount climbing,
Boat riding in the lake in the center of the city,
Udawatha jungle ride.
Unnas falls ride & Nukuls mountain ride
  • People Watching 2 endorsements

What is it about the people in Kandy that makes them so watchable?

Carolina, Australia

17 days ago Report

You notice that Kandyans are much more relaxed and diverse bunch then the people in Colombo. There are many more women walking around with other women or even by themselves as well as families then are seen in Colombo. Men are more casually dressed some are wearing Sri Lankan sarongs while others are wearing shirts and shorts- not often seen in Colombo.

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