Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

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If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the chance to take a stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, boasting more than 4000 different plant species. Established in 1843, the gardens sprawl over 60 ha (147 ac) and house countless local plants, as well as an array of interesting specimens from around the world. Admire the massive fig tree, over 100 years old, the giant bamboo plants, a colorful collection of orchids, and numerous other fascinating trees and flowers. Make Royal Botanical Gardens a centerpiece of your Peradeniya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Peradeniya trip planner .
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  • I went there in February 2018. Candy itself was my personal favorite city, but it was also a place to settle down. I was able to see the local couple's flirting, and the couple was addicted to the idea that they were flirting with similar things everywhere in the world. (W) Botanical Garden, which i thought seriously about what I'm doing alone is wide. If you want to see it well, it's more than half a day. Because it is like a lawn plaza, I recommend a nap or a frisbee! It should not have been so expensive though the entrance fee was paid at the entrance. I ate it leisurely inside because I can buy bread in the shop next to it. The lemon bread you eat with candy is too good. About 20SRe. You can go by regular bus, but you might walk a little from the bus stop. I had no sense of direction, so I went to a nearby university by mistake. No, it's good.
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  • A quiet spot in Kandy, with hundreds of plants, trees ... and monkeys. Many Orchids in gorgeous colours. A great way to spend time is a slow stroll through the entire grounds. Nice to find a seat and ...  more »
  • This place cant be listed as a must visit. But it has a beauty and calmness of its own. Its a huge place with a huge number of different types of trees. If one visits this place then the Orchid garden is a must visit. It has various types of orchids present. I have taken a few clicks and shared them too.
  • Stunning garden, well laid out, but of course if you go to see one thing, you can be sure you've just missed, or you to early for another. You need a good day and guide to fully appreciate it all. We had a few hours (day trip) but loved it. Seeing the fruit bats was a bonus. I would go again.
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