Kandy War Cemetery, Kandy

4.5
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Kandy
Clean and well-manicured at 910 m (2,985 ft) above sea level, Kandy War Cemetery contains the graves of soldiers and auxiliary staff who died during World War II. The cemetery provides a final resting place for over 300 persons, including British, East African, Sri Lankan, Indian, Canadian, Italian, and French soldiers. Put Kandy War Cemetery and other Kandy vacation tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • remembering those who died in the last 2 wars brought a different perspective to our trip. Worth the visit  more »
  • Walk into nostalgia. This cemetery is located near a beautiful river. This cemetery is maintained by the British War graves commission.  more »
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  • This place is very well maintained by caretaker. The caretaker is kind and has a good knowledge about cemetery and history. Environment is calm and peaceful.
  • This cemetery is very well maintained by the cartaker. He is such a good persona and has a sound knowledge about the history of this place. This place is owned and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The is the final resting place of the soilders who fought for the World War I and II. These tombstones belong to the soldiers of tri forces namely army, navy and air force who served for the British Empire during the war era. There are around 200 tombstones which belong to the soldiers from different nationalities. You are able to find their nationalities along with their names and the particular force they served for through the engraved letters in their tombstones. There are soldiers from Britain, India, East Africa, Sri Lanka and etc. This place has a peaceful, very calm and melancholy environment that is only specific to this place. No parking is available yet you can find a parking space nearby. The place resides somewhat far from the center. But still it is worth to spend your time and effort to visit the place and to remeber and light a candle for those who offered their lives for others during that war period.
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