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Sacred City of Kandy

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Sacred City of Kandy is situated some 150 kilometers South East of Villa Arcadia.

The city is considered to be the cultural center of Sri Lanka. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the famous Kandy Esala Perahera festival.

The most renowned religious monument of Kandy is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which houses the relic of the tooth of Budha.

The spectacular Esala Perahera festival held annually in July and August pays homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Budha. During 10 days, many rituals are performed and processions featuring tens of brilliantly caparisoned, jewel-encrusted elephants and tuskers, thousands of drummers, dancers and acrobats walking on stilts, cracking whips, swinging fire pots and carrying banners, walks through the city.

Kandy has also interesting cultural shows, a beautiful Royal Botanical Garden and many gem shops.



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