Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandy, a city elevated at 1,640 feet above sea level in Sri Lanka, derives its name from ‘Kanda’, the Sinhalese word for ‘hill’. This historical city is renowned for its picturesque, man-made lake, crafted in 1807 by the last monarch, King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.
Visitors to Kandy can explore an array of attractions such as the vibrant Bazaar Market, the serene Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, the illustrious Royal Botanical Garden, and the locally renowned Gem-Cutting Industry, a craft perfected since the British era, solidifying Sri Lanka’s reputation for exceptional gems.
In the nearby Gampola region, a short journey from Kandy, three ancient temples – Galadeniya, Lankatilaka, and Embekke – offer a glimpse into the past. Here, enthusiasts can embark on the ‘Three Temple Loop’, immersing themselves in the remnants of ancient architecture.”
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