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Udawattekele Sanctuary

On a hillside behind the Temple of the Tooth lies the Royal Forest Park of Kandy, or Udawatta Kele, a 257-acre bio-sanctuary that was declared a vital and important nature reserve in 1938. Rich with vegetation, this typical canopy, sub canopy and forest-floor ecosystem includes a rare, 200–300-year-old pus wela or entada pusaetha liana. Featured attractions include the Water Pond, the Kodimale highest peak, The Senkanda Cave, and the Garrison cemetery, as well as several Buddhist temples and hermitages. The remains of an overgrown fortress can be found on two southeastern jungle hilltops near the Forest Department nature-education centre.
Udawattekele Sanctuary
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