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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 yesterday

We visited the temple with a guide, but the temple has very good written information available, so a guide is not needed. The temple is beautiful.

Thank Patti B
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Reviewed yesterday

I took a guided tour and found the history of the temple and it's contents interesting. With the exhibits and aura it was more than the standard temple and well worth the time.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must visit place in Sri Lanka. 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 Sri Lankan kings and is...More

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Sour taste from the start as the first thing you see is chained elephants. Which are later used to carry and parade a religious ceremony. Maintenance being carried out to main structure. Museum lay out is dated and lack of easily digested information. If missed...More

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Claimed to be the holiest place in Sri Lanka and local here believe that they would need to come once before they die ! It was a tooth relic dated thousands year ago that was transported from India to Sri Lanka 🇱🇰. You have to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place follow dress code . Be covered with half or full sleeve clothes with full length pants, skirt.

Thank Neelmanee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

1) great place of worship for Buddhist 2) sacred 3) informative, just read the descriptions 4) ticketing counter kind of far for tourists 5) please remain silence at all time

Thank SamuelTan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the must-see attraction in Kandy, and deservedly so. Whilst busy with many Buddhists making pilgrimage tourists are also welcome. The huge sprawling area beside the lake is perfect for a stroll. The temple itself is crowded but worth the wait to see the...More

Thank DJDunoon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be prepared to be jostled by the crowds. This was at night and it was hot and stuffy, so it was a relief to make it out of the temple and into the fresh air again. You will need to remove your shoes.

Thank abs2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ticket includes visit to temple and museums and SAARC nationals get discounted tickets so make sure to carry your passport along. Recommend to go during prayer time (picture with details). We went at 530am prayer time and it was not much crowded. Spend some time...More

Thank Harshil S
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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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