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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Fascinating and peaceful spot with wonderful guide.

We went here on a Poya day as the temple area was heaving with people. The cemetery is tucked away... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Peaceful place, great caretaker

I have to admit, after a few weeks of being an obviously white (okay, pink) tourist in Sri Lanka, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, England
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here on a Poya day as the temple area was heaving with people. The cemetery is tucked away so is an oasis of calm filled with fascinating colonial history and a huge troop of Langur monkeys! Without our wonderful guide - Harsha ,...More

Thank cubalibre10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit, after a few weeks of being an obviously white (okay, pink) tourist in Sri Lanka, I was a bit dubious when some chap approached me in a cemetery. In Sri Lanka, we've had a lot of experiences where people wan't money...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting and beautifully maintained place with atmosphere and history. The caretaker, Charles Carmichael, has been there 20 years and has loads of specific knowledge and a sense of humour as a bonus. The young age of many of the inhabitants is sobering - life...More

Thank lightfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained cemetary. A place to reflect on how difficult life in the colonies was in the 19th century. Charles does a great job maintaining the site and guiding visitors, enhancing their visit with his knowledge.

Thank 722jacquih
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eventually found this place up a small road beside a Kandy museum. Its a few minutes away from the tooth temple up a hill. Its well kept and quiet - it is brought to life by the caretaker who gives you a very informative...More

Thank tractorboy59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Green and beautiful cemetery from the early 1900s. It's very nicely kept and some beautiful gravestones. If you are near in the area you can pass by this cemetery otherwise it's a tad overrated. Not a place you want to take a selfie precisely unless...More

Thank Admira H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Like many have said, the caretaker dedicated almost his entire life to the upkeeping of this place. He knew stories of the deceased like the back of his hand.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very close to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. A small poignant well kept cemetery, far too many died young. Sadly missed the caretaker, who we were told would have made it more interesting.

Thank ptrav9
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We toured the cemetery with the caretaker, Charles. The 30 minutes we spent with him was the highlight of our two days in Kandy. His grandfatherly demeanor was informative, charismatic, and entertaining.

Thank Jodi J
Reviewed 13 October 2017

First, you must ask for the caretaker, without him and his information this would not be very interesting. The caretaker will take you around and tell you the stories of the people buried here and it opens a window into the colonial life at that...More

Thank Alex W
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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