10 Interesting Facts About Kandy

Facts About Kandy

Facts About Kandy

  1. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province.
  2. Historical records suggest that Kandy was first established by the Vikramabahu III, 1357–1374 AD.
  3. Kandy was part of the Kingdom of Kotte, as the Semi-Independent Kingdom, making it the new capital of the Kandyan Kingdom.
  4. Kandy is the home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world.
  5. Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka.
  6. Kandy lies at an elevation of 465 metres (1,526 ft) above sea level.
  7. Kandy was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
  8. Kandy is the second-largest city in Siri Lanka.
  9. Kandy city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea.
  10. Kandy is located in the mountainous and thickly forested interior of the island. 
Facts About Kandy
Facts About Kandy