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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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A small cemetery which is well-maintained and has someone who will tell you the gory details of what the unlucky inhabitants died from. From the man who was chased by an elephant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A small cemetery which is well-maintained and has someone who will tell you the gory details of what the unlucky inhabitants died from. From the man who was chased by an elephant and 'sweated to death' to the son of a plantation owner who ,et an untimely death in an accident, you get the full stories. It's well looked after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, especially with the young caretaker showing you around. Initially we thought he just wanted money but gave us a great history lesson for all the graves in English. When we tried to give him money but he put it in the donations box, for the up keep of the site. Worth a quick visit.

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Thank Alice F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Small and pleasantly placed cemetery commemorating British Army and related deaths in and around Kandy. Well maintained and with a useful information sheet summarizing the main graves. Includes an officer who fought at Waterloo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

As others have said, the cemetery is behind the Temple of the Tooth as you pass the water treatment works climbing a slight hill. We were lucky to be approached by the caretaker who provided us both with umbrellas as it was raining. A wonderful and charming man who knew the sad stories of the people who lost their lives..... More 

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Thank Andrew H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very moving and relaxing. Be sure to get hold of a copy of the guide pamphlet before you walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a short walk from the lake and Temple of the Tooth. It is really interesting and well maintained. We were lucky enough to be spotted by the caretaker, who brought us a leaflet with information on the graves and then explained some of the stories in more detail. He has an excellent memory and is quite witty, making... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The caretaker, Charles Carmichael, is a delightful gentleman and has a wealth of information about the site and the stories behind the tombstones and grave markers. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Kandy Garrison Cemetery is worth a visit for anyone interested in Sri Lanka's history! The site of many British, Scottish and even a Dutch graves. The caretakers assistant is very knowledgable and gives a fantastic tour! I came across the cemetery by chance and it turned out to be a great experience!

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Thank Lily H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Visiting Kandy we were told of this cemetery that was from the time of the British Colonial times around 1800 onward. Its behind the Tooth Temple and up a slight hill. You have to walk there. Its exceptionally well kept by the Gardner who is also the tour guide and will tell you about all the people who are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Just behind the Temple of the Tooth,this cemetary dates back to the advent of the Brits and repays the visit.There is even a cavalry officer who fought at Waterloo.Immaculately maintained and litter free,it is worth the visit.Outside the gate are rings to tether elephants!Wonderful local colour mixed with a touch of the Brits

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