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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

we had a problem - a bad guide (he pretended that the place is built by scottish slaves that Brittish have brought here, and that the last king of Kandy was killed by Englishmen with all his 1000 wifes and all his children, even babies). We were shocked - the guy had his licence but he has never read a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I loved this place it's very busy but you are made to feel very welcome the colours and setting are amazing well worth a visit

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Hoeilaart, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

we payd three times to see the whole temple: the first time the octagonal library was closed other parts were also closed

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, set in lovely grounds and with a museum to Buddhism and a Hindu temple near by you can spent a happy afternoon. I would avoid hiring a guide as it's not necessary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Great Temple and well kept. The flowers which are offered in this temple is the prettiest scence. ( inside temple and outside in shops) . If you are lucky the shrine will be pen and can see the tooth shrine from very near. Try to wear a white cloth with body covered, so the access to nearer place is easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

No hats or shoes,usual procedure in temples here. Went to the 9.30am viewing of the relic, jam packed with tourists and locals. You only get 10 mins for pictures,it's worth it.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Completely different to the other temples! Make sure you don't miss the moment like our 10 year old did-and after we'd been waiting all that time!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Pilgrimage journey for the Buddhists ...beautiful from the inside. Chanting, flowers, the relics.. everything was enchanting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited in the evening for the 6.30 "ritual." The temple is nice, especially upstairs but it was a definite tourist trap. Many signs around saying "dont do this or that," & surly officials moving tourists along. Too many people pushing and shoving to get a better view- not much fun. A drum performance downstairs gained everybody's attention initially but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting the temple was an incredible experience - well-maintained, holy and very organized, it was a delight to see. The statues, artifacts in the museums and paintings in the Shrine do justice to the temple's title as a UN Heritage site. So much religious tolerance, peace and acceptance. We were awed! Absolutely worth a visit if in Kandy.

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