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Bogambara Prison

Bogambara, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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***Closed to the public now

It is now closed to the public. It's a prison what did you expect? :D All the prisoners have been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sachin W
A big high wall smack dab in the middle of the city

The prison looks like an old English fortification and is situated smack in the middle of Kandy... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Willy B
Genk, Belgium
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2 weeks ago
“***Closed to the public now”
21 Nov 2016
“Not planning an interior visit”
Bogambara, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is now closed to the public. It's a prison what did you expect? :D All the prisoners have been transferred to different locations and the place is shut down.

Thank Sachin W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The prison looks like an old English fortification and is situated smack in the middle of Kandy. There is not much more to do then walk around the outside perimeter unless you are escorted in by the local police. (wich I hope you can avoid)....More

2  Thank Willy B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This gaol is virtually in the centre of town & serves as a good reminder against drugs etc. I'm not planning a visit inside. It seems an outdated place for a gaol these days & should probBly be relocated & the gaol land used for...More

1  Thank Tez_Shaz_Bali
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Saw it on our way to view point. An old prison where political prisoners were also kept, is vacated now. You can see it from outside.

1  Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Old prison. We only saw this place from the outside above the hill. That is all. It is just a place on the way.

2  Thank Leenkum
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Bogambara prison is a historical building which was built during the colonial era. Now it is empty, as the prisoners have been moved. This building is a landmark in Kandy as it is situated in the town. You can see the building from outside, as...More

1  Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was one of the oldest prison in Sri Lanka but recently they have removed and relocate all the inmates today it is more likely a history piece where general public are allowed to pay visit

1  Thank lalantha11
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Bogambara Prison has a long history. It is situated at the centre of Kandy town and it has now moved to Pallekalle. The place is empty but can be useful as Kandy town need more space.

Thank RoshanWATA
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you are interested in abandonment like I am, this is the best place in Kandy. It is like it hasn't been touched since the prisoners got transferred to a new facility. Not really advertised but our tuktuk driver arranged for us to enter and...More

Thank cafandgim1
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This place is no longer open for general public. This was an ancient prison operated during Kings time.

Thank Keerthiee
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