A park with a majestic view
Wales Park is known for its mesmerizing view. It is situated at the top of a hill in the center of the Kandy city overlooking the Kandy Lake. This park is also known as The Royal Palace Park, Wace Park or Rajawasala Park. Wales Park is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha covering approximately 2 hectares of land.
The park was established by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe, the last king of the ancient Sinhalese monarchy and was renamed as “Wales Park” by the British in honour of the Prince of Wales in Britain. The park is situated in a hill known as Castle hill which was the site of the palace of King Vimaladharmasuriya I of Kandy. The park was neglected until it was restored under the guidance and initiative of the Government Agent of the Central Province and acting Colonial Secretary Herbert Wace in 1880. The Wales park has plenty of walking trails and woodland areas. A Japanese field gun which was captured by the British army during World War II and given to the city of Kandy is displayed in the park under a pavilion and guarded by statues of lions, and its display is separated from the main walkway by a small moat. The park is open to visitors daily from 08 a.m. to 05 p.m. and is known as a great place to watch the sunset from. The entire park can be covered within a short time. Wales Park is the perfect location for anybody who wishes to spend some quality time with family and have fun and relax at the same time.