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“Just a short visit to pay your respects”

Commonwealth War Cemetery
Ranked #6 of 84 things to do in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Formerly known as Pitakande Military Cemetery, it was acquired originally by the military authorities, and was subsequently taken over by the Commission as a permanent war cemetery. Kandy is in central Sri Lanka, 910 metres above sea-level. It is 121 kilometres north-east of Colombo, from which it is easily reached by road. From the Botanical Gardens at Peridenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the roadside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The Cemetery is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It's not an attraction. I visit Ypres each year and am humbled to see any war graves wherever I visit. And this was well kept and respectful. Thank you.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Nice peaceful location, very well kept & looked after. Split into sections, small & compact but so well maintained.

Thank Linconshire couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We were lucky enough to be shown this cemetery by the caretaker who was retiring that week after over 40 years of tending the cemetery. He told us stories of the men buried there. The place was immaculate, peaceful and you felt was tended with real respect for those buried there. The retiring caretaker was very sad to be leaving and we hope his replacement will do as good a job.

Thank juandrew
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a typically well tended War graves site. There always seem to be helpful people around in Sri Lanka. We were guided by the caretaker who was both knowledgeable and interesting

Thank SylviaHen49
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice and quiet place. You can see tombs of soldiers from different countries and religions, all from different backgrounds. There is a big staff working there and the place is very well maintained.

Thank Ariko1
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