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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 32 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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Heilbronn, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Nice to get a feeling for how religion is practiced in Sri Lanka. You will NOT see Buddha's tooth, though.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What a place...when we went there must have been 10000 people there all trying to get a glimpse of the urn holding the tooth. It is an unbelievable place but not for the claustrophobic if it is busy. Wouldn't have missed it though and only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Our guide(Dillu of Walkers Tours)knows everything there is... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Too many people, too expensive for foreigners. I liked other temples at Sri Lanka more. For the next time I wouldn´t buy the expensive ticket, it is nice to see it (and hear the monks singing) from outside as well.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I believe about 75% of the population in Sri Lanka in Buddhist. Frankly, this surprised me a bit given the proximity to India and the large population of Hindus and Muslims. No visit to Kandy is complete without a visit to this beautiful temple. You won't get to see Buddha's tooth but you will gain some great insights ... especially... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very authentic, traditional, cultural and striking. Cover up your shoulders and wear long pants to show respect - need to remove your shoes. Guides are there but only use if you want to go into the full history of the temple. Photographs are allowed.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A simple place with loads of history and spiritual feeling. It is a huge buddha temple and nice to walk around and quite crowded as well. Dont miss Raja the elephant!We spotted a water monitor and duck in the temple pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A Religious place with a Buddhist historical background respected by all civilians and tourists for its religious and cultural values

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

it was a very nice experiences in the big temple but i felt sorry because you cant take a photo inside the temple maybe because it's a holy place or for security reasons am not sure no give us a straight answer...but in general it was worth the visit and a very nice temple close to the river....

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visiting during one of the three ceremonial times each day means it is very busy, but the experience of visiting the temple with so many devotees is worth it. Pop in to see Raja Tusker in the museum next door, too - a mighty fine beast.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The serenity and beauty was breathtaking. The gold Buddha was beautiful and the doors which enclosed the Tooth relic were stunning

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