Kandy is a city that lies in the midst of hills in the center of the island, 123 km away from Colombo. The whole city is covered with a mountain range named Hanthana.
Kandy can be considered as the most important city in Sri Lanka fro Buddhists. It is mainly because of the sacred Temple of Tooth, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Kandy has historical importance too. It is because it is the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka. Historical records suggest that Kandy was first established as a kingdom by a warrior names Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu. After few years it became the capital city of Sri Lanka of the last remaining independent kingdom in Sri Lanka after the coastal regions had been conquered by the Portuguese in 1592 and the first king was 1 st Wimaladarmasuriya. It remained as the capital of Sri Lanka till 1815, until Sri Lanka was conquered by the Britain crown.
From the known history Kandy had historic and religious importance. Many interesting incidents had taken place during the era of Kandy. Those incidences are popular as folks within Sri Lanka. Even today many Buddhists consider Kandy as the center of Buddhism. Many religious functions are organized in the city.