Kandy View Point, or what somebody called Arthur’s Seat View Point, is a must-visit spot in Kandy city. The place is situated on the Rajapihilla Mawatha, which is around one kilometer away from the city center. You can go there easily by foot. But you need to walk on a hilly route to get there. Sometimes it can be very tiring for adults. If you are uncomfortable going there on foot, then you can hire a tuk-tuk to reach there easily and quickly. Tuk-tuk is the perfect option to visit there.
Arthur’s Seat View Point is also considered the height point of the Kandy City area, and it is 550m above sea level. It takes around 10–15 minutes to reach there from Kandy Lake.
Location of the Kandy View Point
Here is the Google Maps location of the place.
From the Kandy View Point, you can observe the beauty of Kandy City. There is a nice metal stage for the viewers. Starting from the right side, you can watch a marvelous picture of the Tooth Relic Temple and Kandy Lake. Udawattakale Forest Reserve is situated just above the Tooth Relic Temple. The picture of Kandy Lake is absolutely beautiful, and that brings much relaxation to your mind.
In the center, you can see a clear picture of DS Senanayaka Street, which is directed towards the Katugasthota area. From the distance, you can view Hunnasgiriya Mountain Peak of the Knuckles Mountain Range. As well, you can observe some of the mountain peaks near Kandy City. On the left side, you can see Bahirawakanda Temple with its giant Buddha statue. Simultaneously, you can identify some of the most important buildings in the city.
We can definitely say that this is a perfect spot for a photographer to take some marvelous photos. Therefore, it is advisable for anyone to bring a camera.
The Best Time to Visit Kandy View Point
According to most visitors, early mornings and late evenings are the perfect times to visit there. The sunrise pictures of the early mornings will generate fabulous images. It is not very crowded in the mornings. The sunset time is also perfect, but you will face a crowded environment at that time. Nighttime is also ideal for viewing a marvelous picture with lights.
Kandy View Point is one of the must-visit places during your Kandy City Tour. If you are a foreigner who loves to visit there, you can easily contact us as your trusted tour agency in Kandy.