Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sights of Kandy

The city of Kandy was our final stop of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.


View at breakfast 

Kandy moves at a slower pace than Colombo. Even its tuk-tuks are more chilled out, like this Bob Marley one:



The Temple of The Tooth houses the sacred tooth of the Buddha. Tickets costs 2,000 rupees (approximately €12 euros). You can't see the actual tooth, instead you briefly view its golden casket as you walk past in a queue filled with pilgrims and tourists.

Inside the Temple of The Tooth

Offerings to Buddha outside the golden casket

After the temple we visited a wood carving workshop.










A relaxing walk in the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden just outside the city completes our morning (1,100 rupees, approximately €6). 

Palm tree avenue 

Lobster claw plant

Orchids

In the afternoon we headed South to Galle and to one of the best beaches in the world, Unawatuna. I'm looking forward to (more) relaxing, sunsets and seafood platters on the beach. Ah, adjusting to life back in London is going to be hard after experiencing paradise...

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