Viewing Deck

Arthur's Seat Viewing Deck

Project INFORMATION

Arthur's Seat Viewing Deck


Categories

Urban Upgrading


Location

Kandy


Year OF COMPLETION

2017


COST

LKR 44.5 mn

Description

The Arthur Seat in Kandy City premises is situated at 1790 feet above sea level in the directions of The Temple of tooth relic from North, Senani Rest(A guest House) from the south , Hillwood girls college from the East, and Shalika Inn (a Guest house) from the western side 200 meters along the Rajapihilla Mawatha from the Wales Park junction to lake round road at the Ampitiya junction. This viewing point was identified during the British ruling period. The legend reveals that there was a Bungalow owned by Mr.Arthur, a planter, just above the existing Arthur Seat is situated. The planter Arthur had used to view Kandy City by standing on a stone seat under a tree situated in front of his bungalow. Now the bungalow is owned by one Mr. Obeysekera, and the place where Mr. Arthur had used is being used at present as a viewing point for the visitors both local and international. The place at present appeared as a viewing point where the visitors used to stand on the road pavement and one symbolic chair on the rubble masonry is being used by the visitors taking a seat for photographs.


The value of the Arthur Seat view point is one of the tourist destinations, from which the whole Kandy city looks amazingly great during night or day .Also gives a panoramic view of the Kandy Lake, Dalada Maligawa and straight the Trincomalee street.

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