World Buddhist Museum
Set within the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic complex, this fantastic museum documents the expansion and history of Buddhism around the globe. Located in the city’s former High Court building that dates to Victorian times, its large collection has lots of interesting photos and displays for you to peruse, as well as models, statues, and paintings.
These tell you the story of the Buddha, as well as the different belief systems and forms of worship in countries as varied as India, Japan, and Afghanistan. Well worth visiting, the World Buddhist Museum and its informative yet interesting exhibits will help you to better understand and appreciate the incredible temple it is connected to.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Nestled close to the Udawattakele Sanctuary, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the most important shrines of Sri Lanka. Also named as Dalada Maligawa, this temple is based in the royal palace of the Kingdom of Kandy.
Housing the legendary Budda tooth, the temple is a World Heritage site though very little are the remnants of the original temple built around 1600. Amazing ornamentation with golden fence and extravagant Canadian architecture makes it a blissful sight for the visitors.
Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
Due to an ideal climate, Sri Lanka has been a popular destination for merchants trading in spices for more than 2000 years. Visitors can find a wealth of deliciously smelling plants in Kandy’s spice gardens from pepper and nutmeg to cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
The Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya, is located just a few kilometers outside of the city and is home to more than 4000 different plants species including medicinal plants, orchids and palm trees. Travelers are able to enjoy a truly memorable experience here. For those looking to take some of the spices back home, there are several markets, however, it is advisable to double check prices.
Ceylon Tea Museum
The museum located in Hantane the 1925 vintage tea museum built on four floors where the first two floors consist of vintage tea making equipment, machinery, libraries and museum. To taste the authentic Sri Lankan flavored tea. Visitors can savor a free cup of the tee to relish the flavor. This is one of the most amazing places to see in Kandy.
Millenium Elephant Foundation
Millenium Elephant Foundation is an estate as vast as 15 acres and is dwelling to countless of majestic elephants. The name of the estate, Samragiri has been inherited from the Samarasinghe family who have lived here for many generations. It is the only foundation where visitors are allowed to ride elephants bare back and interact with them with safety measures in the form of educational tour. The foundation also provides a special Elephant Walk where you would be taken a 30 minute walk along with the animal.