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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: 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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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I went by tuktuk from Colombo to Kandy to see the temple. I would not recommend this mode of transport for a journey that ended up taking 4 hours but was an experience in itself. After going through security at the entrance there is a long walk to the pay booth, you purchase your tickets then go to the next... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

it's authentic and a great chance to fully experience the budhism of Sri Lanka - go during morning hours, so you get the chance to see hundreds of devotees bringing flowers offerings, monks and other rituals

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Amersfoort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

At the time we were there there was a ceremony. It was interesting to see the music, the bringing of presents and the mass of people trying to get a glimpse of the tooth. It is just one of the things you have to see, but for me, the people where most interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a Saturday morning in time to see the offerings to the monks. The place was unpleasantly crowded with people everywhere pushing and shoving.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

History and faith turn you on here. The temple and the adjacent Palace are a good way to spend a morning.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went here not knowing if it would be full of tourists or not. Thankfully we went on the off season so it was not bad at all. The tour is interesting and it is a nice touch you can use an online guided tour. There are better examples of Buddha's and more spiritual places in Sri Lanka. The Temple... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended - a very interesting spectacle to see Very busy offers s small insight into the belief

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's a good way to see different places if your only staying for a few weeks. Indi is a great guide, he is a fountain of knowledge. Maybe take a rain check on some of factories tours - too many in one day Indi. Best place to visit is the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were taken to the temple by our Sri Lankan driver, who was very anxious that we not only visited this special Buddhist site, which contains an ancient relic, said to be a tooth of Buddha. We were fortunate enough to get there on one of the few occasions when the gold and silver casket, which contains the relic, was... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were in Kandy overnight as part of our tour. It was a full moon festival so was very busy. We were fortunate to have an excellent guide who not only spoke good English, was very passionate about Buddhism and the Temple, we did manage to glimpse the Golden casket, and were given plenty of information, was a wonderful experience.

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