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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Kandy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend a guide so you can see everything there is to offer and understand it all.
Do it at night, 6.30 it begins but get there early.
A lot of people, but no one is rude and everything runs smoothly.
If you don’t get a guide then you’d need to know a lot about Buddhism

Thank beefaman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will be disappointed if you
think you can see the Tooth as you can’t. We weren’t even sure where it was or had we missed it and had to ask. Temple is impressive and enjoyed reading the history of the Tooth and walking round the gardens. Tip do not stand in front of artefacts if taking photos it’s disrespectful. You have to remove your shoes so take some socks unless your happy bear feet. Combine with a walk round the lake,a must visit whilst in Kandy and was pleased to emerse myself in this fascinating
religion.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the festival of full moon( Buddha Purnima) and the temple was crowded, but the people were not rude so it was a very pleasant experience. The interiors of the temple as well as the outside are really beautiful during the night time. A must visit in Kandy.

Thank Madhavi M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the holiest Buddhist temple meaning that people come from all over the world to worship.

It was a great experience to see the ceremony first hand and one that we would highly recommend. Our tour guide managed to get us around the busy temple and talked us through the history of it.

If you are interested in ancient history this is a must.

Thank TomK1985
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temple architecture is good ,but I didnt know much about the history nor could I spot where the actual tooth is kept. OVerall I found the experience just OK , but it does remain an important place to visit in Kandy.

Thank Akhil P
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