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Royal Palace of Kandy in Kandy

Absorb the city’s history at Royal Palace of Kandy

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About Royal Palace of Kandy in Kandy

Royal Palace of Kandy is one of the most popular places to visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a magnificent structure that will leave you awestruck like never before. Situated near the temple of the tooth, the palace is surrounded by lush greenery which gives it an aura that will make you fall in love with it the first time that you visit it. The palace is visited by many tourists every year and is a great place for a family visit and friends meet. For the people who are history enthusiasts and looking for satiating their curiosity, the palace is a great tourist attraction they must visit once.

History of Royal Palace of Kandy

The Royal palace of Kandy used to be the royal home of the Sinhalese Monarch. It was built firstly by the King Vickramabahu III who was the king of Gampola kingdom. The last king who lived there was Sri Vikrama Rajasinha. It had been divided into several sections that belonged for different purposes in the royal families. Some of the sections are king’s palace, royal audience hall, kings’ harem’s quarters, queen’s bathing pavilion and the queen’s palace. After being burnt in a fire, a huge part of the palace was lost. So, now you can only see the royal court and the temple of the tooth. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum which is called the National Museum of Kandy. The museum offers a glimpse into the artefacts that belonged to the royalties.

Places to visit near Royal Palace of Kandy

The National Museum of Kandy: A part of the Royal Palace of Kandy was converted into a museum and that is called National Museum of Kandy. The structure of the museum is just like the architectural style that was used in the earlier period. The museum showcases the artefacts of the families that lived in the palace and there are as many as 5000 objects in the museum.

Temple of the Tooth: Also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, this sacred place is located in the complex of the palace. It is one of the most famous temples of Buddha not only in the country but across the world. Besides seeking blessings at the temple, you can enjoy the beautiful views.

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