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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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Charles the guide just makes this visit

You wander round, reading the headstones and thinking about the short span of many European lives in tropical countries. But the visit is made by the detailed and sympathetic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
catherine6543
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You wander round, reading the headstones and thinking about the short span of many European lives in tropical countries. But the visit is made by the detailed and sympathetic background stories told by Charles. A Must.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to the tooth relic temple, colourful stories from over 200 years of history. Make sure the caretaker gives you the full tour.

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Thank SimonSG2014
sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fascinating small cemetry well maintained of British graves. Custodian will tell you about them if given the chance

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portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small well tended graveyard with Scottish and English graves. The man in charge may collar you and regale you with tales of each grave.

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Thank nickyportugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The very proud caretaker showed us around and told us about the graves, and the day that he showed Prince Charles around. His grandfather was a scotsman, and he refered to the UK as the motherland. Very interesting, worth a visit after the Temple of the tooth.

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Thank Phinedtrip
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, fascinating reminder of the past with stories delivered eloquently by the old gardener about the "inhabitants" in this grave yard. Hardly anyone made it past the age of 30 - find out why - truly absorbing information of a by-gone era.

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Thank LizzyIrons
Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place! A lovely gentleman who was the caretaker showed us around. He knew every grave and the history with it. Really made you see how hard life was for the English settlers at that time. Don't miss a look when you go to the Temple of the tooth.

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Thank Yvonne C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The custodian of the cemetery gave us a comprehensive tour of the interesting British colonial graves, and spoke excellent English.

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Thank DeborahGill
Holmfirth UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk to Mr Carmichael the caretaker and he will tell you the story of every grave. Real history here

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Baroda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem, in large part due to the caretaker, Charles. He speaks excellent English and knows the history of each grave. Absolutely amazing to,listen to him bring history alive. He clearly loves the place and takes great pride in keeping it up. I wish we'd had more time!

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