Days Inn Kandy
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Back down the bumpy road to the station we we delighted to see the sun was shining over the valley. Another delayed train and this time 3 guards looking down the track expectantly, as well as the station dog. However when the train arrived it was the new Colombo express with 12 coaches and an engine at each end. Every seat on the train was occupied …
... bombing in 1998 and a replica of the casket, containing the tooth, which is carried by a male elephant through the town during religious ceremonies. The tooth itself is only displayed to the public once in every six years, but we visited the chamber where it is held and made flower offerings to the Buddha. Buddhists believe that making offerings at Sri Dalada Maligawa will grant you wish, but unfortunately mine has already not come true - never mind, the flowers ...
... little guesthouse over looking Kandy.
As its early we decide to take up the offer of a the 'grand kandy tour' via tuk tuk for £10 per half day.
First we go to the Botanical gardens on the edge of the city, about 5 or 6 km away. This is a great way to spend an afternoon. They date back to 1300's and are spread over 147 acres (thanks Wikipedia). Its dirt cheap for Sri Lankans to get in so the place is packed with families and ...
... than the other. Our room packed, so I suppose it was Ok. Most people there turn up with their driver, we feel very backpakerish. Dancing quite fun, colourful costumes, good drumming. Finished with fire walking. Don't know how they do that. Now for the major attraction, visit the temple of the tooth relic. When Buddah was cremated, one of his teeth was recovered. This tooth has had an amazing journey through time. We had it in our possession when we were on the island. It ...
... a home by the track
- huge gold statues of the Buddah
- cutest little school children with oversized green backpacks coming home from school
- amazing sunset over the hills once we got closer to Kandy
- tuks tuks waiting at level crossing, beeping their horns and flashing their lights!
We also had to get used to some of the locals staring at us whilst sat on the train... it's definitely making me feel self conscious but hoping its something I get used ...
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