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Customer Travel Tips for Kandy

75% Avg. city rating Rated by 62 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 66%

Chilling out / relaxing 75%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 86%

Nightlife / partying 51%

Value for money 80%

Customer Travel Tips for Kandy

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67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


29 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Tempel of the tooth

Liked: Culture and History, museum

Disliked: 3 wheeler driver

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


29 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Sigiriya and Dambullah- Have your driver stop at local places- The ayuverdic place was nice and the gem museum was enjoyable and informative as well.

Liked: It was a great spot to check out Sigiriya and Dambullah Caves- Just a short ride away. And sunset at big buddah was lovely as well.

Disliked: There should be more options to share taxis to the attractions- everyone is going at the same time and so it makes sense and is better for everyone to share the ride.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Spend a few days here so you can do everything that's to see

Liked: There's lots to do and see here, culture and sightseeing

Disliked: Lacking in nightlife and souvineer type shops, although we may not have been looking in the right place

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


27 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stroll all the way around the lake to see many things including monkeys!

Liked: Nice lake

Disliked: Lots of traffic as the city is not laid out very well.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


19 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Notn worth staying for more than a day

Liked: Helgas Holly - a magic place

Disliked: Nothing special to do in the city

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: The food market is excellent to see try and buy fruits, the tooth temple is not waw and do not miss the botanical garden.

Liked: Nice ambiance and you can use it as a hub to move around and do tea factory trip or go to sigirya.

Disliked: Difficult to find your way around the city.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the Maligawa at night and in the day. Its quite different at night when lit up

Liked: Great Sinhalese culture and temples

Disliked: Congested roads

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure your hotel is not closed for renovation!

Liked: The Peredeniya Botanical gardens, Helga's Folly, Kandy Dancers and of course Temple of the Tooth

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


28 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a tuk tuk driver for a day to take you on a tour of places near to Kandy - elephant orphanage, botanical gardens etc.

Liked: Location for other areas.

Disliked: Not much to do in the city itself.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


27 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: q

Liked: q

Disliked: q

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


01 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: This apply to Sri Lanka in general, two things to know while staying there: how to get a tuk-tuk and ask them to find foodcity store.

Liked: Located on the hill hence cooler temperture. Great selection of fruits in the market.

Disliked: NA

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: visit the botanical garden

Liked: great culture dive

Disliked: no

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't visit the temple of tooth during the evening ceremony, it's mobbed with tourists and it's difficult to see anything. Avoid the Red Cross Kandy traditional dancing, there is much better quality and cheaper shows available. If your coming from Colombo, make the journey by train the sights are breathtaking!

Liked: Kandy is such a beautiful and culturally rich city, there is so much to see and do while visiting there. The people were hugely helpful and if you know the right places you can live for very little money at all.

Disliked: No

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
53% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: To walk around the lake just before dark.

Liked: I excepted better from this holly place.

Disliked: I excepted too much and have been disappointed.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: stay near the lake

Liked: very peaceful and nice weather

Disliked: nothing

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You can stay in Kandy and visit Pollonaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya which are very close

Liked: Temples, museum

Disliked: Overall pollution (but it is common for all Sri Lanka)

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit during November to March

Liked: Its the true reflection of Sri Lankan culture. The Kandyan dance gives us a peek into it. The temple of Tooth is very very beautiful indeed

Disliked: Nothing in particular

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: GO TO BAMBOO HOUSE FOR A MILLION-DOLLAR VIEW

Liked: IT IS CULTURALLY RICH AND SPIRITUALLY REFRESHING

Disliked: QUIET AT NIGHT

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


03 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: 徒步

Liked: 好的绿化,康提湖畔的静谧与夕阳。

Disliked: 佛牙寺对外国人与国人的不平等对待有违佛教倡导的众生平等原则!

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Beware of scams and tourist prices... Enjoy the natural beauty.

Liked: It's incredibly beautiful

Disliked: Too many tourist traps, and also quite hectic.

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75% Avg. city rating Rated by 62 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 66%

Chilling out / relaxing 75%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 86%

Nightlife / partying 51%

Value for money 80%

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