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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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Address: Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 784 1066

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was a quick walk thru

we didnt spend much time here, our guide just brought us through. some of us in the group were bored, the visit was extremely short

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sunshine Z
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we didnt spend much time here, our guide just brought us through. some of us in the group were bored, the visit was extremely short

Thank Sunshine Z
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kandy Garrison Cemetery , they rest in peace. This is a must see place with respect and honor. so we visited.

1 Thank Lion Dharshana W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled accross this place after walking around the Temple of the Tooth and we were drawn in by the free entry sign. It's a well maintained site that is well worth a 20 minute stroll around if you have time to kill. We learnt so much from the genuinely friendly young man who works there to maintain the cemetery.... More 

Thank Amy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting old cemetery to visit. If the caretaker is around he will happily show you gravessites and tell you the stories around them. He is an absolute gentleman and a wealth of knowledge.

Thank AussieBigFeet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is underrated in guide books and by guides themselves. Mr Charles Carmichael the caretaker will take you on the most interesting tour of this small but well maintained cemetery. Full of fascinating stories of the people who are buried in the cemetery, Charles brings this place to life. A peaceful corner of the world for those buried there... More 

Thank gbill20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were greeted on our arrival by "Charles", the custodian of the cemetery who was the most amazing knowledgable, informative, passionate gentleman. He showed us round the small and quite sad cemetery where the British were buried between 1822 and 1873. Sad seeing how many babies and small children are buried there, plus young servicemen, most of whom died of... More 

Thank juliefromsurrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The site is located just behind the busy town just a few walks away. Guarded by a friendly local whom he claim himself as the caretaker and handed me a leaflet about the cemetery. Its good for a short walk, lots of greens and overlooks some part of the town since the site is elevated ~

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my female friend went to this cemetery early on a Sunday morning. It's a very busy place as it's located beside the entrance of The temple of the Tooth. We were very lucky to get a tour of the cemetery by the young caretaker which brought the place to life. He was able to recount stories of those... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We arrived there half past 7 and it was still closed! It opens at 8 apparently :( But even from the outside gate, we could see how nice and relaxing the place is. We got to see an army of monkeys walk from the next compound across the cemetery gates. Scary at first, but it was quite interesting to watch.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have a spare 30 mins or so, walk up the hill behind the Temple of the Tooth for a stroll around the cemetery, its fascinating to read the headstones but the experience is the better for the stories shared by the delightful guardian

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