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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
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Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Kandy
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This visit was made more interesting because of our guide, he helped us understand all that was going on and a lot of the history. The surroundings are very photogenic and it is well worth a visit.

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Sale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This Sacred Budest Temple is one of the most important Buddist sights in Sri Lanka, and is a must see in Kandy. Allow 2hours of your time and have a good guide, as it's very large and has a lot of areas to see. The museum inside has great information on the bombing of this sacred sight, and the exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

While I dint really appreciate that they don't show the actual relic of tooth (creates a doubt that perhaps it doesn't even exist and this is all for getting donations and entrance fees like many temples across India?), it still is worth a visit. One of very few temples where entire history is depicted in few clearly designed paintings and... More 

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Wirral
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Family of four recently visit the Temple of The Tooth Relic, I had visited 20 years ago and had not realised the impact the bomb had made to outside the temple, it is actually much better for visitors with the railings & security around the temple, our driver had recommended we hire a guide and he was spit on, our... More 

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Francescas, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this temple. it is not a Must, but definitely a rewarding and interesting visit. compared to other SriLankan sites, it is worthwhile, with the beautiful botanical gardens in Kandy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had an interesting 2 hour visit with a licensed guide (they carry a card...beware of fake guides...) that gave us a better understanding of Boudhism during our first days in Sri Lanka. Obviously this place is extremely busy filled with devoted worshippers but also plenty of tourist groups. Not necessarily the most serene environment but quite beautiful and definitely... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The most important Buddha's sacred place on Sri Lanka, Buddha Tooth relics temple. Wearing white suits is a very formal and respectable way, traditionally practice by looking locals, to honor and pay homage to the relics. Babies of three months old will normally comes here to get monk's blessings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum. Temple depicting the story of Budha. The tooth relic is in the sanctum. The ambience is great. There is am entry fee for foreigners. Overall good place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

not exactly spectaculair in terms of architecture, but very atmospheric as temple is a holy site for locals, so take off shoes and dress decently!

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We found the whole experience of the temple very spiritual. The history of the temple and Buddha's journey was fascinating. Our guide gave us good background information and we could have stayed much longer than we did.

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