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KANDY LAKE


The Kandy Lake offers a wonderful place for a stroll or a jog. The shady path surrounding the lake provides a view of the hills and the town. The spectacular lake was created in 1807 by the last Sinhalese King. It is situated by the side of the Temple of the tooth relic. The Malwatte temple, one of the two head temples of the Siyam Nikaya sect of Theravada Buddhism, is also located overlooking the lake. Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Kandy, decorated the lake with the "walakulu" (clouds) wall.

One of the prettiest objects of the lake is the island. It is decorated with palm trees and bamboo thickets. King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe built a dam for the purpose of reaching the opposite side of the lake. Then as the dam was not sufficient for him, the King removed the soil from both the palace end and the Malwatte Vihare end, leaving the island behind. At first this island was supposed to be the bathing place of the Queen and the ladies of the court.

The Walakulu wall was built to increase the beauty of the Kandy Lake. It extends around half of the Lake and has taken one skilled architect to build it. The king who built the Walakulu wall couldn't finish it because he lost the war and was forced to relinquish the Kandian kingdom. The Walakulu wall still lies unfinished. The triangular shaped holes in the Walakulu wall were used in the past for lighting oil lamps on festival days.

The queen's bath is situated partly in the waters of the Kandy Lake. The wives of Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe used the queen's bath. The British added another storey which was used as a library.


 
 

PIDURUTALAGALA MOUNT


Pidurutalagala or Mount Pedro is a 2,524-metre (8,281 ft) high mountain in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, close to the city of Nuwara Eliya. At this height, it stands as the tallest point in the country, and ranks as an Ultra prominent peak. The peak is currently occupied by security forces of the country as a military base, and is closed to the general public.

Piduruthalagala Mountain is a place holds undiscovered plants & animals and various things are hidden in there. Most plants and animals are endemic to Sri Lanka. Soma plants which are only grows at Himalayas of India are grows in this mountain. There is a coolest and highest village of Sri Lanka called Shanthipura which is at between Nuwaraeliya city and Piduruthalagala Mountain. There are busses to Shanthipura and Nuwaraeliya but shutters of these buses cannot be opened. Because the air is very cool.


 
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