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Sacred City of Kandy
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Type of site: Cultural
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Date of Inscription: 1988
Location: Asia, Sri Lanka, Central Province
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Description: This sacred Buddhist site, the City of Kandy, is commonly known as the city of Senkadagalapura. This was the last capital of the Sinhala kings, their patronage facilitated the flourishing of the Dinahala culture for more than 2,500 years until 1815 when Sri Lanka was subjugated by the British. The site also holds the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic -the sacred tooth of the Buddha, which is a frequent destination for pilgrims. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Kandy (maha nuvara, in Sinhala, கண்டி kaṇṭi, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi], in Tamil) is the English name for the city of Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province and Kandy District. It lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy Valley which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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