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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+91 88002 37808
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Temple of the tooth relic is one of the you must visit place in Sri Lanka if you travel. This is the place where thousand of Sri lankan warship Buddha. And historical place in Sri Lanka. Every one should wear somting cover your body and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a Monday morning and was busy but not enough to be off putting, similar to a busy london commuter journey. Beautiful temple and well worth a visit. Remember to cover legs and shoulders and be prepared to be barefoot.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice temple with amazing atmosphere. A little busy and dirty when it gets rainy but there are a lot of things to see: the present museum on top of the temple and the world Buddhism museum just behind it (included in tickets).

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the most beautiful temple in Sri Lanka but one with a very special atmosphere, crowds (whole families, especially with young children) gather here to pray. Just enter, sit for 30 minutes (or more) and watch (respectfully)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit for over 20 years and the Temple of the Tooth didn’t disappoint. It is a beautiful building with gorgeous art and objects. Visiting at pooja times is a must - the drumming and atmosphere is unforgettable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this place in the evening and so lucky to attend the local dancing ceremony with colourful costumes and some kind of fire works. All local pilgrims were very devoted and very disciplined around the place. Ancient arts were amazing, as i remembered they...More

Thank geoffry l
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The temple of the tooth is really impressive and attracts lots of pilgrims and tourists. I was touched by the crowd dressed in white holding flowers and other offerings. Unfortunately there is really a crowd and a big queue to get close to the chamber...More

Thank MLMoura
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This temple is a very over rated tourism site and very crowded , felt sorry for the locals trying to pray, and the entrance fees is very overpriced for what you get to see, simply it's a temple like many others.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

if you happened to kandy this one place you must not miss. it is one of most important palcr for buddishet people. and the building was nicely constracted. charm inside and lot of status and paintings.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

located in the Kandy city.Nice and charm place. mostly impotrant sacerd place for buddshit people. Lot of beautiful painting , buddha status are in side.

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140AngelaL
8 August 2018|
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Response from BVvdB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! Otherwise, you will not be allowed on the grounds of the temple. We brought our own sarongs, but you can buy or "rent" them at the entrance.
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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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