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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 27 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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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have visited the temple of the tooth several times. I love the atmosphere there, especially when they play the flute and drums. It is the most beautiful temple ever.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really nice place to see, but in true nothing special. Especially that you are in queue to the tooth and it's behind the wall (glass) and then it's about 3 meters from wall to the tooth. You can only see it by a 2 sec. as other people are rushing you.

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Salalah, Oman
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the Temple on a Poya day (full moon holiday), it was packed with pilgrims but that was part of the experience. Very little information provided, apart from a free CD but that wasn't much use on the day.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Regardless of religion, it was worth a visit. Inside of the temple was beautiful, many local people came to worship, which was also a unique experience. Sacred spiritual place. I was wearing shorts so I had to rent a salon to cover my legs. So do wear sth that can fully cover your legs. Buying flowers to temple is something... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In the hustle bustle of Kandy City this is so serene place and a must visit. The architecture is good, this is a huge place. There is plenty to see and also a Museum. The temple is well located in the centre of the Market you just cannot miss the ODEL store just outside the temple

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I loved taking time out to see the sights in Kandi, and this was a highlight. Be prepared to cover up to be considerate of the importance of the site - longer length dresses/pants and sleeves is essential. We enjoyed driving around the entire grounds seeing from all angles and from the inside the history, architecture and importance to the... More

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a full scale worKing temple and as a visitor you may feel slightly out of place or trespassing slightly. We went on a day the shrine was open so the place was crowded with queues of people with offerings. The inside though is a spectacle of lots of people, flowers and the temple officials. Remember to wear appropriate... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This holy Buddhist temple is said to contain a tooth of Buddha himself. It is beautifully kept up and rich with history. The tour guide was well versed in the temple and history surrounding it. He was very easy to understand, which is not always the case. We spent a couple of hours touring the temple and the grounds and... More

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Obviously one of the main sites. We were fortunate that it was low season so we could take our time. There is plenty to see, including the attached Museum. The are plenty of guides and guide book entries to give proper descriptions, but it is a must see if you are in the area.

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Biddinghuizen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

nice settting in the center of the town. Ceremony during the evening is well visited and hard to follow and understand. The mini DVD with your tickets explains it when you are at home. Nice setting, very photo-genetic

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