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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world.
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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today via mobile

1500Rs to enter! Very reasonable price to have a look around this amazing piece of Buddhist history! Located on the Kandy lake and very easy to get to, go and have a look around this amazing building! Shoes must be taken of before entering and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Nice and wonderful place in Sri Lanka.This is the buddhist temple very feel place for russians also.auboyan thank you

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to gain insight into Buddhism and stories. Long pants and t-shirt with sleeves are recommended to visit this place.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth is one of Sri Lanka's greatest ... The octagonal Pattirippuwa at the front (built by the last king of Kandy

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really interesting place and story behind it, I would definitely go with a guide to make things clearer as its quite a big place and you could miss a lot if not.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very sacred important temple for buddhist in the world. Historical and archaeological attractive place to visit

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice temple, but nothing special. The museum that is connected to the temple is not something I would recommend.

Thank Sissel W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience and being guided about the history and excellent artifacts on display. It was a very informative guide that helped gain the most from this historical and well administered place.

Thank petelazarus
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful place which has stories of the ancient Buddhist history displayed , it not only depicts the Buddhist history of Sri Lanka but of different countries. We had a guide with us but all the information is well depicted so a guide is not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best sightseeing in our Sri Lankan Journey.Very Sacred and meaningfull place for everyone who believe Karma.Must Visit Place

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Rosaa_08
14 May 2018|
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Response from Thiraj P | Reviewed this property |
there is no religion restrictions. anyone can enter their. but please make sure that you have been wore a suitable dress before you entering.
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Katie F
1 February 2018|
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Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
18:30, get there before so you can actually see something but beware you will bump into too many tourists
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Min J
4 December 2017|
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