Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka, is a famous place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
Kandy, built in the 14th century, is located in the middle of southern Sri Lanka. Located in a tropical plant growth zone, Kandy has been an administrative and religious center in history. Kandy is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka with beautiful mountain and water scenery. It is more than a hundred kilometers from the capital Colombo. It is the last capital of the old king of Sri Lanka and is therefore called the old capital. In 1998, UNESCO listed the holy city of Kandy as a cultural heritage site and was included in the "World Heritage List."
Kandy is well known for its Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka. This sacred city is civilized by the great Kandy Buddha Tooth Festival (Esala Perahera). The more than ten-day Buddhist festival attracts thousands of believers and tourists around the world. Because Kandy experienced the Sinhala dynasty and colonial rule, it also retained some royal buildings and exotic colonial buildings. In addition, the whole city is in the mountains from where you can have a view of Kandy Lake and a beautiful natural landscape.