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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 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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Turkey, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

if you are going to see any temple in Sri Lanka make sure you go here as it is very grand. If you are Buddhist this will be such an interesting place for you to come and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A real place, not designed for tourists but very accommodating to them. Overall very well kept with beautiful displays and proportions. Lovely buildings. Be sure to attend the concert in the evening next door at the civic centre - awesome dancing and display. Overall, just a peaceful and beautiful place on the edge of the Lake Kandy.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit and to walk around it. It is right at the center of the city and the entrance fee is cheap.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went for the 6.30 ceremony and were herded through the temple.Not all that interesting. Not sure I would rate this as highly as some.

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Dresden, Germany
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Big temple over the lake, rest you can see on photos. To be honest - not much too see inside the main building, but the surroundings are very nice.

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, be wary of the self appointed guides, they are very knowledgeable but they do want a handsome tip!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took our driver/guide with us. He was able to explain all the history and made the visit more worthwhile. It is a major tourist spot so be prepared to wait. The museum was very interesting.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is obviously the best preserved, meticulously maintained and respected religious, historical and cultural place in the country. In the world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity that I belong to, such opulent religious celebrations are held twice a year - at Christmas and Easter. These people here have them three times a day - with a lot of flowers, music and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic complex of temples which surround the temple of the tooth. Unfortunately, the library only opens in the evening so we missed seeing it.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A beautiful sight to see but it is inundated with Buddhists praying which makes you feel like you should leave them to it. You can't get to see the tooth as it only comes out once in a blue moon.

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