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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Cool piece of history

Really enjoyed visiting the cemetery. The walk was well worth it. You must ask for Charles or his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niroshi G
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Quiet stroll though English history

A pleasant side-step from the crowds in the temple complex. The gravestones' stories could fuel a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LT1883
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the cemetery. The walk was well worth it. You must ask for Charles or his nephew. They know all the history behind the cemetery. He has even taken Prince Charles on a tour of the cemetery. He’s really passionate and enthusiastic to...More

Thank Niroshi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant side-step from the crowds in the temple complex. The gravestones' stories could fuel a dozen historical novels. After 20 mins. you've seen it all unless you muse on a single gravestone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the care taker a (young man) showing us around on new years day. His passion and knowledge was amazing to witness. It is beautifully kept.

Thank Katehannah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always like a good cemetery! beautifully maintained. Groundsman came over to us and gave info sheet telling of the some of the more notable graves. /Users/Bridget/Desktop/Sri Lanka Xmas 2017 /IMG_8064.jpg/Users/Bridget/Desktop/Sri Lanka Xmas 2017 /IMG_8065.jpg/Users/Bridget/Desktop/Sri Lanka Xmas 2017 /IMG_8066.jpg

1  Thank bsmart40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find thanks to TA! Brought by fiancé up here and found Mr. Charles chatting away with a family there. Charles really is quite a character and I wish every historical place had a story teller with his passion and twinkle in his eye.

1  Thank diverfromsg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Garrison Cemetery is a must-see if being anywhere near to Kandy. Charles is quite unique in bringing personal fates and history alive at this humble spot. A guide like no other I’ve met

1  Thank Rene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small cemetery filled with historical significance. Old graves and tombstones and an interesting demographic. Quite a number of young people buried here (including a few infants), so I would suspect there is a story behind each one......

1  Thank justdoinggeography
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting head stones. Gives you a good idea of what life must have been like 150 years ago. Tough times!

1  Thank 425rita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice place,But I can not tell it is nice place because it is cemetery noh. Anyway it is beautiful place to go and see.You can go there from Udawattakale park.

1  Thank Gimhani U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very peaceful place, historical cemetery, '' Charles the Caretaker '' actually he is the man, one of the Best caretaker i ever seen. very informative with very good English. he has worked here for 20 years and gave us many stories. he will proud to...More

1  Thank lankai2016
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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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