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Borella Kanatte Cemetery

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Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Not an attraction per say but a walk inside is nice

Went there to participate a funeral. Its located in a busy commercial area. However inside is very calm and green. While walking along the thousands of tombstones which are very... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Thisanthi
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Colombo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to participate a funeral. Its located in a busy commercial area. However inside is very calm and green. While walking along the thousands of tombstones which are very different and nicely built you can rethink about your life purpose. Not a place to go and see the attraction, but if you happened to go you can walk around... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Where Hindu section concerned need lots of improvement. Need a good bathroom as it is customary before last rites performed sons take a bath. No proper parking available. Gas section doesn't operate during school hours.

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Thank Aravandy Pillai J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

No one just visit to Cemetery if not for a funeral and It's symbolic cross and statues with Memory stones for the remembrance of their love ones .

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Thank Hemantha P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

One wonders why an earth this spacious burial ground was built in an important place. So crowded with traffic & at times impossible to even go for a funeral. I advice please let bury anyone at any time. Not only after 4

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Thank Aruna G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Well maintained cemetery, the tombstones are very interesting to read if you can find the time. If one is interested in family trees you can do so by looking at the family burial sites, which has graves of many generations. . Some of the tombstones are very artistically crafted. Not a happy place but interesting.

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Thank DilrukshiH
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

It's not just the largest cemetery in SL for me, I went there for Sir Arthur C. Clarke. I don't think it could be regarded as an attraction, but if you are a fan of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, you should definitely visit this place. Also there're a lot of different kind of tombstones most of which are very beautiful... More 

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Thank Daniel Q
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very well maintained cemetery right in the middle of Colombo. If you are interest in history and architecture you can spend a whole day looking and comparing artful tombstones from 18th century to date. Beautiful monuments and lush greenery will make you forget that this is cemetery.

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Thank Prasanna A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This cemetery is nicely maintained by responsible people. It gives some attractions to place. There are some giant trees and birds. People can't recognize at once this place is a park or cemetery.

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Thank Don A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

The largest & best kept cemetery in Sri-Lanka. .It is not a tourist attraction like eg.in the USA, where cemeteries are so beautiful in some places that they have conducted tours.Anybody is allowed to visit this place if they wish to.

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Thank DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

This is the largest Cemetry in Sri Lanka. This is used by multi religious community. This is clean. But has room for improvements. Lovely trees are available.

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