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TravelPod Member ReviewsSwiss Residence Kandy
An old style hotel with good sized, comfortable, air conditioned rooms. The food is good and the staff are very helpful and do their best to please. Wi Fi is available at extra charge. It works but the speed is fairly slow.
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... on and increasingly getting squashed further and further together as more people kept being passed over the fence and onto the pavement. By the time the parade started, we were completely crippled, thick with black dust and dirt and practically sat on each others laps. But, the procession was worth it. With huge elephants all dressed in different and ornate clothes and fairy lights, flame throwers, dancers and amazingly intricate costumes, it was a ...
... UNESCO status in 1988. The sacred city served as the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom which fell to the British in 1815. The centrepiece of the town is the Lake, created in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Kandy. A morbid tale lies in its construction, since local chiefs, unhappy at the requirement for their local people to labour on the project, protested, and were subsequently put to death on stakes in the bed of the lake. ...
... keepers mostly kept control by shouting out the elephant's name (I assume), and they also had wicked looking poking sticks though they only waved these around as a threat and we didn't see any actual punishment. On the way back we had a spare half an hour before the cultural show we were going to see, so Rohana gave us a city tour. It's quite a prosperous city, and a very attractive part of the world. A lovely big lake as a centre piece and lots ...