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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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Address: Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 784 1066

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Really interesting historical cemetery

Really interesting colonial cemetery and great information on the history of the graves from the caretaker Charles Carmichael. Make sure you find him and have a look in the old... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting colonial cemetery and great information on the history of the graves from the caretaker Charles Carmichael. Make sure you find him and have a look in the old chapel of rest. Highly recommended

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well maintained by a highly dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgable team of staff. Short history of the cementary highlights the trails and tribulations of the early Victorian colonial pioneers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful Haven from the hurly burly of Kandy town. It contains the graves of British soldiers and civil servants who served in the Kandy district. It contains the graves of the heroes and villians of the Matale rebellion of the 1820s. It also has the grave of Elizabeth Gregory, wife of the Governor who died of cholera on the... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Behind the temple of tooth relic, lies this peaceful old cemetery of former British empire. Make sure to visit the museum at the temple, before visiting here, so you know what you are seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The caretaker's stories were a great way to learn some of the history of the early years of the English/Scottish arrival in Kandy. Our three teenage kids lasted over 30 minutes, which is close to a miracle! Head up the hill past the public toilets donated by the PRC government.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I love cemeteries, so much history, so interesting, bit morbid...maybe! This beautiful gem situated behind the Temple of the Tooth up a small hill by the Chinese toilets is a must visit in Kandy. Looked after by the delightful Mr.Charles Carmichael who does a lovely job of keeping this small cemetery tidy. He will tell you about the history... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the walk up the little hill, just behind the temple of tooth! The stories told by the lovely caretaker Harsha were so interesting and definitely made the visit as it wasn't always easy to read the tombstones. Some of the stories were really incredible! Would definitely recommend! No cost at all just a donation at your discretion! Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this place would not be the same without a tour from the caretaker. He is a great gentleman with some fantastic stories - people getting trampled by elephants and others dying of "sorrow" for example - but also some factual, historical information about Kandy and Sri Lanka in general. He spent an hour walking around the small grave yard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit! The cemetery is taken care of by Harsha and his uncle so please ask them for a guided tour. They are not asking for money but rather rely entirely on donations. Harsha gave us an excellent tour and he was very engaging throughout. It was a truly great experience - thank you so much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this. The cemetery was restored in the late 90s. Mr Carmichael, one of the caretakers had a wealth of knowledge about the graves and the people buried there, and the small museum is worth a visit too with before and after pictures. It's a 5 minute stroll from the temple of the tooth (out the gate next to... More 

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