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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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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...more
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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The morning ceremony was a highlight of our trip. The temple was well looked after. The business of the ceremony was managed very well by staff there. It was such a moving experience, I was quiet emotional being in such a sacred place. A must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very sacred, peaceful and well kept place. Worth a visit if you are in the area. We enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phizzer7
Reviewed yesterday

A Very spiritual, sacred place of Buddhists of all over the world. We went there before 9.30 am so we could join with daily ceremony and make sure to wear long trousers. Sacred tooth of Buddhas remain there . Temple complex is amazing and huge,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful experience. Take the time to walk around the temple and appreciate the beauty of it. Situated close to the centre of Kandy it is beautiful and really worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaxTravelWell
Reviewed yesterday

Went with my children who were very impressed with the temple. Absolutely go during the ceremony. Best I have seen for many years.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank serneulric
Reviewed yesterday

This place is packed its the most sacred place in Sri Lanka and has to be visited. To get a close up picture you will have to queue for hours but for a quick glimpse go with the masses. The actual building is far more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you suffer from claustrophobia this will take all your strength but well worth the effort and you will understand how stock feel packed into a stock truck

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RidenShine
Reviewed 2 days ago

must visit spot in kandy.almost all tourist visit this temple.try to avoid rush hours and local holidays and festivals.above knee pants and offshoulder dresses are not allowed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dr kapil m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the temple. Very clean and well maintained. It was very busy in the morning time when we went with the locals and we nearly took 45min to enter the main temple. It was weekend so that can also be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sahil24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is allegedly a tooth from the cremation pyre of Buddha in this temple. It is inside a multilayered sarcophagus, inside a special room which is only open a few hours a day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from BobPeersTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Sadly I am not the best qualified to ask. Ishani Sen's advice to avoid Poya days sounds very sound to me, and also to try and avoid weekends and major religious festivals. This I would myself try to do, if and when I... More
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Response from BGarde | Reviewed this property |
If you are going inside you must cover your shoulders and knees