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The Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
6 kilometres from Kandy on the Colombo/Kandy road were once the Leisure Gardens of a Kandyan Queen. The Gardens, spanning 150 acres, are a paradise of tropical foliage. It is motorable, with seats, gazebos, pavilions and a restaurant at the entrance. Highlights of the Gardens include the Great Palm Avenue, the Orchid House, the Pergola, the Octagon House, the flower-beds of hibiscus, cannas, bougainvilleas and croton.
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Temple of the Tooth (Maligawa)
Dating back to the 16th century AD, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is located in the heart of the Kandy town. One of the most spectacular sections of this temple is the patthirippuwa or the Octagon, which was added by the king of Kandy in the early 19th century, who also built the Kandy Lake. Rituals, accompanied by flute/trumpet playing and drumming, are enacted daily in the temple to venerate the relic.

The Esala Perahera procession during the month of Esala in July/August is a public honoring event to the Tooth Relic. This extravagant event is a "must see" for any tourist and attracts thousands each year.
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Rajamaha Temple of Rangiri Dambulla - The Golden Rock Temple
The name Dambulla derives from Damba (rock) and Ulla (fountain). The continuous dripping of water from the fountain can be seen within the main image house. This Vihara was built by King Vattagamini Abhaya (43-17 BC). In addition to 4 main monasteries, the temples contain 153 Buddha images, 3 images of kings and 4 of gods and goddesses. It was within this complex that the monks began the militant nationalist movement against the British in 1848. It is considered an art gallery of unique beauty.
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Sigiriya
Sigiriya is also a world heritage site and is widely regarded as the "Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World". It held the Palace of King Kassapa completed with moats, walls, terraces and water gardens. Most spectacular is the Mirror Wall. Today, only a protected pocket remains where murals and graffiti remain, unique in history. The comely damsels portrayed in the Sigiriya Frescoes signify and almost vivid vibrancy.
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Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty-five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya River at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. Initially this orphanage was at the Wilpattu National Park, then shifted to the tourist complex at Bentota and then to the Dehiwala Zoo. From the Zoo it was shifted to Pinnawela. At the time it was shifted the orphanage had five baby elephants which formed its nucleus. It was hoped that this facility would attract both local and foreign visitors, the income from which would help to maintain the orphanage.
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Embekke Devale
Established by King Vikramabahu in 1371 AD, the Embekke Devale is located at Welamboda. It is an excellent example of architecture in wood. The wood art of this temple is astounding with dancers, swans, creepers, soldiers on horseback, floral emblems, double headed eagles and wrestlers providing magnificent viewing. Special treasures are the doorways of carved sandalwood and the palanquin used by King Rajasingha II.
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Labookellie Tea Centre
Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, situated approximately 1,500 meters above sea level in the heart of Estate is one of the finest tea plantation in Sri Lanka. It is a popular destination for international travelers providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. The Labookellie Tea Centre has been a popular landmark amongst both locals and tourists en-route to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy for their requirements of garden fresh high quality "Labookellie Tea". This Tea Centre has been expanded and refurbished to give its many visitors and customers better service in a more comfortable setting.
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The Lankathilaka Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple)
This temple is situated at Handessa - a cruciform building that serves as an image house of The Buddha. The temple is full of exquisite painted scenes of the lives of 24 former Buddhas and there is a colossal seated image of the Buddha. Commands an unfolding village scenery of charm and beauty.
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