Royal Palace Park


A very well-maintained park and woodland, originally laid out by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, with good walking trails.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kandy attractions

1. Malwatte Maha Vihara

0.27 MILES

One of the principal viharas (Buddhist complexes) in Kandy, the Malwatte Maha Vihara is located across the lake from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

2. Kataragama Devale

0.29 MILES

The brightly painted tower gateway of the Kataragama Devale demands attention amid the bustle on Kotugodelle Vidiya. Murugan, the god of war, has six…

3. Kandy Lake

0.31 MILES

Dominating the town is Kandy Lake. A leisurely stroll around it, with a few stops on the lakeside seats, is a pleasant way to spend a few hours, although…

4. Pattini Devale

0.31 MILES

The very popular, simple-looking Pattini Devale temple is dedicated to the goddess of chastity. It's frequented by pregnant women and those seeking a cure…

5. Natha Devale

0.32 MILES

The 14th-century Natha Devale is the oldest of Kandy's devales. It perches on a stone terrace with a fine vahalkada (solid panel of sculpture) gateway…

6. St Paul's Church

0.36 MILES

Construction of this impressive red-brick colonial-era church began in 1843 and was completed five years later. Built in neo-Gothic style, it originally…

7. Alut Maligawa

0.37 MILES

The three-storey Alut Maligawa is a large shrine hall displaying dozens of sitting Buddhas donated by devotees from Thailand. Its design resembles a Thai…

8. Sri Dalada Museum

0.37 MILES

This museum occupies the upper two floors of the Alut Maligawa building and contains a stunning array of gifts donated by several presidents and Buddhist…