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Our first visit of the day was to the Botanical gardens in Kandy,it had been a royal pleasure gardens but in the mid 19th cent the British developed it as a botanical gardens.Some wonderful orchids entranced us and we happily walked through the various avenues of mature palms and firs.We got waylaid by some local students in need of brushing up the language skills and were amazed by the fruit bat colonies that made a huge din ...
... to rule from after he murdered his own father. Legend has it he had 500 concubines who danced and lounged by the pool trying to attract his attention (what girls did before there were online dating sites). We made our way over the inner moat and across the gardens to the base of the rock. We were advises there are 1202 steps to the top. The steps were shallow and with our big feet we had to tread carefully. Fortunately there were features to stop at and see allowing time to catch ...
On 10 April, we headed to the busy city of Kandy (where our driver was from). Whilst in route, the car started making strange noises so our driver stopped at a roadside garage. After a quick check, we were on the road again; the noises were still there but the car kept going so we hoped for the best. After a few hours of driving, we stopped in a small temple for a quick rest and to ...
... has five traditional instruments, usually played three times, during the service at the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.
- Pooja dance. A dance paying homage to the deities and the guru (Dance Teacher).
- Panteru natum. The name of the dance is derived from the instruments used, Pantheru, which is a close akin to the tambourine. The rhythm is provided by the accompanying drums.
- Cobra dance. Depicts the movements of a ...
... but they are all much of the same so didn't leave much of a mark on us really. After this we went to a viewpoint where you could see the whole city then on to a market and had a look around, Sonny got some linen shorts tailor made which are really nice. We then went back to the hotel for a few hours and our driver picked us up at 4.30 to see a local traditional show called the Kandy Dancers which had dancers, music and fire tricks which was really good. We ...