Kandy City Centre

Many who visit the sacred city of Kandy often come with the assumption of a city that has not changed much, since the days of old, due to the presence of the Dalada Maligawa and many other historical monuments. But a closer look at the intriguing facades of the city centre and you might just find a shopping complex that is modern in every single way. The Kandy City Centre or ‘KCC’ is a shopping complex in Kandy that is a prime location for the shopaholic to get their hands on exclusive products. It also serves as a great hangout spot for those looking to take a breather from the bustling town.

Best Known For

  • The KCC is best known for housing a number of shops boasting of big brand names, including Levis, Giordano, Nike, Kelly Felder, Montblanc, Raymond Weil to name but a few.
  • Apart from the designer fashion and jewellery brands, the KCC is also home to many other products, ranging from your everyday groceries to electronics that keep up with the fast paced life. Browse through a wide collection of batik and traditional handicrafts if you are on the lookout for a mementos to mark the occasion.
  • KCC’s exemplary cafes and restaurants within the complex prove to be just one of the more unique ones in the area as seen in the Food Loft and Terrace, which gives you a great view of the Kandy Lake, along with a panoramic view of the city. In other words, the KCC is home to one of the finest lake view food courts in the vicinity.

Interesting Facts

  • The KCC is a result of a 12 year construction project that was aimed at bringing all the necessities, ranging from your everyday needs to the more sophisticated, to the people of the Hill Country.
  • This was achieved in 2005 when the ten story retail complex was open for business.
  • Although it was opened with a few vacant stalls, it was quickly filled in by major retail outlets that brought the very best of fashion, cosmetics, accessories, electronics and even books to the Hill Country.
  • Many who intend to enter the complex are often left quite bamboozled, as the entrance serves as a stylish café, which leaves one thinking that is the extent of the venue.
  • It is only after entering that you will realise that there is an extension that leads to the shopping mall filled with electronics and jewellery on the ground floor and fashion shops, food courts and other many other stores on the upper levels.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • The shopping mall is opened from 9.00am to 9.00pm, however, some vendors operate on their own times.
  • Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in the shopping mall.
  • The shopping mall is generally crowded in the afternoons, which can make your shopping spree quite difficult.
  • Moreover, the shopping mall does get quite busy during seasonal times with live bands and events springing up to entertain the public of the Hill Country.
  • Be careful of your belongings, especially when it is crowded.

All in all, KCC’s modern touch to the, otherwise ancient city, really does accentuate the city bringing a more commercial vibe to it, in addition to the rich heritage the city already boasts of.

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