A walk in the park

A great place for family outing

From Wikipedia.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually.  It is near the Mahaweli River (the longest in Sri Lanka).  It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.  Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.

It is a nice place to be in Kandy, more so in Sri Lanka.

The place is clean.  Almost no litter at all.

It is relaxing and nice to walk about.

So we did.

It costs 1,500LKR to enter, for tourist.  There is no charge for local.

Orchid, in pink
Orchid, purple

I especially enjoy the walk inside the orchid exhibits.

There are just, so many orchids, mostly named after the country.  I could not find one for Malaysia, maybe I missed it.

Popular place for couple to date
Bamboo trees, unlike Arasyiyama in Kyoto.
Leaving marks behind

The bamboo area is among my favourite also.

I love bamboo, in fact I almost cry when the contractor has to remove the bamboo in our porch before the renovation.

Doubled Coconut
Me, taking a break to be photographed