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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 #3 of 28 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great, worth going to. You will learn a lot about the culture and history and is just a beatiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very busy but we timed it perfectly so we could see all areas at around 9.30 am. We had official guide which proved worthwhile to really understand what we were seeing. We tipped him 1000 rupees, which seemed along the amount he was hinting to pay him. Entry was also 1000 per person for foreigners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A visit here satisfies just about every craving for Asian culture. The architecture, the ceremonies, religious observance, quirky exhibits and carnival madness. Give yourself over to the place but make sure you're there for one of the three daily ceremonies when the drums thump, the door to the Buddha's tooth repository opens and hundreds of devotees and tourists swarm for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a charming old Buddhist temple from around 1000 years back, The temple hosts the tooth of Gauthama Buddha which was smuggled into Sri Lanka during 300 AD. The relic is considered very powerful and is of significant importance to Buddhists and Sri Lankans in general. The temple is heavily guarded by SriLankan military due to multiple attacks in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This temple is fantastic in its architecture and its significance to Buddhists. Entry fee is 1000 LKR for foreigners and 500 LKR for SAARC country citizens only. Carvings at the gates, pillars and wall murals are splendid in design. In the first floor, there is a golden casket which keeps the tooth of Lord Buddha and you can see only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

this is famous temple and most important temple in srilanka.if you have a chance to see other famous Buddism temple in other country, this is not good enough to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Well known and well preserved temple. History is narrated well to understand. Museum is very good. Very clean place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Shoes need to be removed, but there is a place, where foreigner's shoes are looked after. The ticket includes a small CD with photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Having been to Sri Lanka multiple times, the Temple of the Tooth is almost exactly the same as the first time I visited. It is a great place for first-time travellers to see. When visiting it is best to go when it is not a Poya (full-moon) day as it is extremely crowded during these times. The Temple of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We arrived for the nearby Sri Lankan dancing performance at 5 pm, followed by a tour of the temple, which finished just after 7. Whilst it was a good time to see the door opened and the tooth casket, it was really busy, and I mean really busy! Nonetheless worth doing and enjoyable. Our guide was excellent and gave an... More 

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