Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens. Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are five palm avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest, Royal Palm Avenue, was planted in 1905.