Kandy (Sinhalese: මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced [mahanuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi]) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Wonderful religious site.. better skip rainy days. Best time to be at this location is just after 1700 hours (5pm) Can experience kandy view (Totally different atmosphere at Night compared to Day time) Must visit place in Kandy
Nice religious place in Kandy. Situated in the top Bahirawakanda mountain, This statue is very eye catching place in the Kandy town since the location of it.
Elevated road and some steps will lead you on the top of hill where Huge Buddha statue is located along with Bodhi tree. The place offers nice view of the entire Kandy city at it feels like you are looking at the city from Buddha's perspective.
Went all the way by foot. It was a nice walk and once you are in front of the entrance you'll have to put off your shoes. Taking them with you is possible, if and only if you have a bag or backpack where you can store them. Otherwise you'll have to give them to some guys for some money, of course, so they don't get stolen. The entrance fee was 250 Rs for foreigners. Locals seemed to enter for free. They view is amazing though. Especially, since you can get upstairs (behind the statue), as well as inside. The statue itself is astonishing, as well. I'd recommend going there if it is not rainy.
Beautiful view, we walked from the bottom all the way to the top. It was a reasonably hot day so we were lucky enough to purchase a bottle of water at the very top. Entrance fee as mentioned is 250 and if you don't have a place to store your shoes you can leave it with someone else (for a fee). There are places around the sides (without entering) where you can take a picture of the statue. Again, incredible views of Kandy City. Even if you are just walking to the top you'll be glad you did.