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Centre of Kandy City, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This man-made lake is right next to downtown. You can get some pretty pictures of the temple by the lake. Nice place to for for a stroll after dinner. The pavement is being replaced so there's a lot of sand and stones in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nikko1974UK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seen from any of the hills surrounding the city, the lake seems located in the middle of it and adds to its character. Yes, it is only a lake, or yet another lake, but considering its location and surrounded as it is by lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth spending the 45 minutes it takes to walk around the whole lake! you are bound to see some lovely wild life and fish, and birds, bats and enormous water lizards. even though its rather uneven walk ways, its part of the charm.. and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenaC4541JG
Reviewed 5 days ago

Though it is just a simple lake but adds a lot of character to the small hill town of Kandy.A walk early morning or in the evening gives you a good insight and lets you feel the nerve of the town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShuddhoGhosh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The lake is stunning. Find a quiet spot and enjoy it. The night time views and sun sets across the water are worth the trip. For me kandy has little to off except for the lake views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 542andrewe
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free to walk around Kandy lake, though you might want to buy a bag of popcorn to feed the fish. Plenty of water birds to see, monitor lizards wandering around, a couple of snake charmers, a few "tour guides", and just normal local people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dicksurreywoking_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice and good feeling walking around the lake.i like there so much .near landmarks shopping mall and bazar .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sabah k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area, the walk around is a must. It's worth looking up in the trees or down in the water from time to time. Within 5 minutes, cormorants, pelicans, gooth, herons and about 10 other species I don't know the name,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juliedarmstadt
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk around much of the lake and see lots of fish in it. It makes a leg stretch from the bustling town

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cumbrianomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the lake during morning hours. It is in the centre of a city making it a prime tourist spot. The water and the surroundings were very clean. My cab driver mentioned that during the evening with the city lights on, the view is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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