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Bogambara Prison

Bogambara, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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The prisoners left in 2014

Bogambara Prison used to be the second largest in the country until it closed its doors in 2014... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
palawanismyhome
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puerto princesa
Closed to the public but told it is going to open as a tourist attraction

I must admit every time was passed by the prison it fascinated me and I wanted to have a look... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
caddyandbellA
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Perth western australia
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Mar 26, 2018
“The prisoners left in 2014”
Feb 18, 2018
“Closed to the public but told it is going to open as a tourist attraction”
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Bogambara, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Bogambara Prison used to be the second largest in the country until it closed its doors in 2014. Nowadays it is not used but you can walk round the outside and see the old walls, and even see inside from the road on the hill...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I must admit every time was passed by the prison it fascinated me and I wanted to have a look inside.We were told by our driver that it was going to be opening as A tourist attraction in the future.I would have visited it had...More

Thank caddyandbellA
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

It is now closed to the public. It's a prison what did you expect? :D All the prisoners have been transferred to different locations and the place is shut down.

Thank Sachin W
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The prison looks like an old English fortification and is situated smack in the middle of Kandy. There is not much more to do then walk around the outside perimeter unless you are escorted in by the local police. (wich I hope you can avoid)....More

3  Thank Willy B
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This gaol is virtually in the centre of town & serves as a good reminder against drugs etc. I'm not planning a visit inside. It seems an outdated place for a gaol these days & should probBly be relocated & the gaol land used for...More

2  Thank Tez_Shaz_Bali
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Saw it on our way to view point. An old prison where political prisoners were also kept, is vacated now. You can see it from outside.

1  Thank vidyapm
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Old prison. We only saw this place from the outside above the hill. That is all. It is just a place on the way.

2  Thank Leenkum
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Bogambara prison is a historical building which was built during the colonial era. Now it is empty, as the prisoners have been moved. This building is a landmark in Kandy as it is situated in the town. You can see the building from outside, as...More

1  Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was one of the oldest prison in Sri Lanka but recently they have removed and relocate all the inmates today it is more likely a history piece where general public are allowed to pay visit

1  Thank lalantha11
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Bogambara Prison has a long history. It is situated at the centre of Kandy town and it has now moved to Pallekalle. The place is empty but can be useful as Kandy town need more space.

Thank RoshanWATA
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