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The Capital of what is Sri Lanka's central province, Kandy lies in the Kandy plateau. It is surrounded by hills. Kandy is both a religious as well as administrative city.
Originally called Maha Nuwara which literally translates to Great City, Capital. Kandy is a world heritage site having been declared as such by the UNESCO in the year 1988. The city happens to hold one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist religion - Temple of the Tooth.