Kandy is the best place to get to know the Buddhist culture of Sri Lanka. As a holy city and ancient capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is home to various Buddhist palaces and temples. The annual Buddha Tooth Festival is a highlight that attracts many tourists from all over the world. The Buddha Tooth Temple, dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha relic, and the Dambulla Cave Temple are the most recommended attractions. The Kandy Lake in the city center next to the Buddha Tooth Temple is an artificial lake that was created in 1807 by Sri Vikara Rajasinha, the last king of the Kingdom of Kandy. The beautiful landscape along the lake is suitable for a walk. Check out Kandy Tours page for more private Kandy tour packages.