Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake)

Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake)

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Kandy Lake which was created in 1807 by Sri Wickrama Rajasinha , the last ruler of the kingdom of Kandy . It was situated next to the Sri Dalada Maligawa . The lake is encircled by a wall called Walakulu Bamma or Clouds Wall The perimeter of the lake is about 3.4 km and the Walakulu wall runs to about 2070 feet round the lake . A cement footpath dotted with benches encircles the lake and is a favorite venue for early-evening stroll .

Built                       1807–1812

Surface area          19.01 ha (47.0 acres)

Max. depth             18 m (59 ft)

Water volume         867×103 m3 (30.6×106 cu ft)

Shore length         3.4 km (2.1 mi)

Surface elevation    529 m (1,736 ft)

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