As the first sight which greets visitors approaching the Temple of the Tooth Relic in the heart of Kandy, the Kandy Lake, Sri Lanka, is connected to many a legend and historic tale. Built by the last of the four kings of Sri Lanka, Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, this idyllic body of water has been the focal point of the city since it was constructed in 1807. Perfect for a morning jog or a quiet stroll, boat safaris on the lake is another activity option for those visiting Kandy.