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Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
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Description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the...
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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It is a big temple with lots of things to see and lots of people who want to see it. If you are not into crowded places this may not be for you. Culturally it was a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the major reasons to visit Kandy, the temple, history and site are outstanding. Be careful to wear appropriate clothing (below knee trousers for men and cover the shoulders for women) or risk being turned away (as we did on our first attempt to visit). There is a museum inside for an additional fee, it was pretty empty but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I understand they need to make money to keep it running but what they charge is kind of extreme. It's a beautiful temple, but it is also a money scheme where they will require you to purchase a lotus flower and your shoes back. The temple is wonderfully made and a great attraction but I felt so taken advantage of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Take time to go through the temple and it's many offerings. We had no idea what we were in for and thought we could take a quick walk through. We spent more than an hour there, but had to leave to Arugam Bay and we hadn't even gone through half of the temple surroundings. Wish we could go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is a big temple with lots of things to see and lots of people who want to see it. If you are not into crowded places this may not be for you. Culturally it was a great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

That pretty much summarizes it and you will learn a lot about Buddhism and its' reach to other countries . inside the temple you will find different statues of Buddha each donated from a different country and each sculpted the way that country sees Buddha . You will learn the story of the tooth of Buddha and how it got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing place. Takes almost couple of hours to finish the whole temple. With a museum as well along with the temple you get to know a lot about the heritage and history of Sri Lanka. We'll preserved. Preferred to go in the morning time. They have a minor dress code for men (can't wear shorts). Must visit place in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's a nice temple to walk around but it gets way too busy near the tooth. You queue for a period of time to get a brief glimpse of what might be the tooth or might not. Apparently it is but its hidden away so how would anyone know? Not worth the fuss in my opinion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Did not get to see the Tooth as it is kept inside a container. The walk to the temple was hot as there were no trees to cover you. Overall experience was good that we visited a Sacred place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Sri dalada maligawa also known as temple of the tooth is renowned for its sacred value and the philosophy. It's only 2.30 hour journey from Colombo from train and less than 3.30 hour travel by car. If you are traveling by train you might come across some beautiful scenarios on your way. It's a must visit place in Sri Lanka... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The temple is nice to visit on a trip to Kandy. There is an interesting museum at teh back that is worth visiting (although it does charge an extra 500Rs)

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