The Royal Palace Park is also known as the Wales Park, Wace Park, or Rajawasala Park. It is a small park on top of a small hill in the heart of the city of Kandy, that overlooks Kandy Lake and most of the city. It is established by King Sri Wikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka and it was renamed Wales Park in honor of the Prince of Wales by the British.
The hill where the park is currently situated was known as Castle Hill by the British back in the past. This was because it was the site of the palace of Konappu Bandara, who ruled as Wimaladharmasuriya I of Kandy from 1590 to 1604.
Herbert Wace, CMG (1851–1906), the Government Agent of the Central Province and acting Colonial Secretary, arranged for this neglected site to be restored, and a park was built there in 1880.
In the park, there is a Japanese field gun that was captured by the British 14th Army in Burma during World War II and presented to the City of Kandy by Lord Mountbatten who was Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia Theatre at that time.
Distance from Kandy to Wales Park is 800 m. You can travel to this place within 3 minutes.
You can visit Wales Park to soothe your mind while witnessing the real beauty of the garden.
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