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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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We visited on our own. But at the entrance a guide offered his services. we took it up and had a most interesting tour of the temple. We had to pay him and was not sure how much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on our own. But at the entrance a guide offered his services. we took it up and had a most interesting tour of the temple. We had to pay him and was not sure how much so we gave him what he asked for 10000 rupees. Wonder if that was reasonable. But we were happy. We had no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We've spent there around an hour: there is a nice park around and palace inside is rather interesting. There are buddists servicies around 6-7 pm, a museum and a view from there is spectaculous. Location is central, nearby the main lake. Entry fee 1000 lk

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently visited the temple whilst on tour in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. Whilst staying in Kandy we felt that visiting this "not to be missed attraction" was a must despite having read a few reviews that said not to bother. We found it grossly overpriced at 1000 rupees per person given that we were in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was the fourth time i visited the Kandy tooth temple, and I must say I am quite sad to see the way it has become such a crowded attraction. Although it is definitely one of the must sees of the country, and i do understand the desire of us, foreigners, to visit, i am troubled by the idea that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There is no cost to entering the gardens around the temple which are peaceful compared to the chaos of Kandy. The entrance fee to the Temple of the Tooth is 1000SLRs and then there is the small cost to mind your shoes. We had not hired a guide because there was supposed to be a free wi-fi guide. We couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was an interesting place to walk around. Quite a few things to see although we didn't actually see the tooth relic because of the large queue. Was very busy with locals but that gave it a good atmosphere. There were lots of drum players and an elephant with massive tusks!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting and peaceful temple. One of the best I've seen in Sri Lanka. I would recommend getting a guide (just need to tip) to explain the history.

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Manama, Bahrain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very big temple with great statures and monuments with alot of history engraved on the walls. There was an entrace fee which seemed kind of ridiculous as to why would a religious place be charging a free, but nevertheless we were going to donate anyways so looked at it that way. We dressed respectfully and neatly, only to see that... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Kandy, Sri Lanka. After a long journey thru the years one of the most important relic of the buddhist world ended up here. Make sure you hire a guide (1000 LKR), but then the visit would make much more sense

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sri Dalada Maligawa 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 of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. If you come to kandy, you must visit there!

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Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

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