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Old but with lot of stories about the people

This has been shifted by the Government, This is one of old prison in SL , I hope they will open... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
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The prisoners left in 2014

Bogambara Prison used to be the second largest in the country until it closed its doors in 2014... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
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  • Terrible7%
12 Sep 2018
“Old but with lot of stories about the people”
26 Mar 2018
“The prisoners left in 2014”
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Bogambara, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This has been shifted by the Government, This is one of old prison in SL , I hope they will open it for tourists

1  Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This old prison complex is closed .Nothing to see except high walls.Not a sight to visit.Nothing except an old building.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Bogambara Prison used to be the second largest in the country until it closed its doors in 2014. Nowadays it is not used but you can walk round the outside and see the old walls, and even see inside from the road on the hill...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I must admit every time was passed by the prison it fascinated me and I wanted to have a look inside.We were told by our driver that it was going to be opening as A tourist attraction in the future.I would have visited it had...More

1  Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 9 September 2017

It is now closed to the public. It's a prison what did you expect? :D All the prisoners have been transferred to different locations and the place is shut down.

Thank Sachin W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The prison looks like an old English fortification and is situated smack in the middle of Kandy. There is not much more to do then walk around the outside perimeter unless you are escorted in by the local police. (wich I hope you can avoid)....More

3  Thank Willy B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This gaol is virtually in the centre of town & serves as a good reminder against drugs etc. I'm not planning a visit inside. It seems an outdated place for a gaol these days & should probBly be relocated & the gaol land used for...More

2  Thank Tez_Shaz_Bali
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Saw it on our way to view point. An old prison where political prisoners were also kept, is vacated now. You can see it from outside.

1  Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Old prison. We only saw this place from the outside above the hill. That is all. It is just a place on the way.

2  Thank Leenkum
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Bogambara prison is a historical building which was built during the colonial era. Now it is empty, as the prisoners have been moved. This building is a landmark in Kandy as it is situated in the town. You can see the building from outside, as...More

1  Thank DilrukshiH
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