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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Loved it, full of monkeys

We came for history and stayed for monkeys. So many monkeys. Peaceful and off the tourist main... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Bob K
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Hong Kong, China
Historical cemetary

Caretaker was great at telling us about the various tombstones and the people buried. He provided... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Kara S
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average8%
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 784 1066
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We came for history and stayed for monkeys. So many monkeys. Peaceful and off the tourist main trek, just slightly.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Caretaker was great at telling us about the various tombstones and the people buried. He provided us with a small brochure of the cemetary that described what he had told us verbally.

Thank Kara S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A very knowledgable gentleman who has looked after the cemetery for decades takes you on a tour of the old graveyard telling fascinating stories of the deceased and their families. Prince Charles has visited the cemetery during a state visit to Sri Lanka and was...More

Thank Annette D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I must admit, I was skeptical of going to the Garrison Cemetery, after all, we have plenty of old cemetery's in the UK so why go to one abroad? I am so glad, that my skepticism was so wrong - it was fantastic! We met...More

Thank Issy_Ox
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Do visit the Garrison Cemetery. It is almost adjacent to the Temple of the Tooth so it is easy to find. The site is beautifully kept and It doesn't take long to walk around.There is a great sense of history here. The curator is very...More

Thank dodan2016
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Very peaceful location a short distance from the Scared Tooth Temple. Be sure to get the guided tour from the caretaker to appreciate the history. He is very interesting and pleasant to listen to.

Thank HolidayFanWales
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was an interesting but melancholy spot. Well cared for, with a new fence to keep out the wild boar thanks to Prince Charles! The caretaker and his son are good storytellers.

Thank fairtrader
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

One of the less touristy off beat things to do in Kandy city center, close to the Sacred tooth temple

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This small cemetary in Kandy is a must see if you are interested in history. Situated near the Cutural Centre the cemetary reflects the history of people buried in the late 18th and early 19th century. There are approx 430 people buried here but only...More

Thank PhillipKorn
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

From the temple of the tooth it is a short walk so we gave it a go. The gravestones are partially nice to look at but most are withered and really nothing special. There are no real paths and we felt rather awkward walking over...More

Thank Graf W
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pat20richie
14 May 2017|
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Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More
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