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Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
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Description: Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the...
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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Not my first time in a Buddhist temple but I would definitely say that it was one of the best! Located just next to the Kandy Lake it certainly creates a sense of peace in you. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Not my first time in a Buddhist temple but I would definitely say that it was one of the best! Located just next to the Kandy Lake it certainly creates a sense of peace in you. I liked the fact that you could see many different things, such as Buddha´s statues, praying place and small museums that explain a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Worth the long drive through beautiful countryside from the airport. Made very welcome. So peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most visited places in Sri Lanka. There are many guides seeling their services and to better understand this historic site, we decided to pay for and it was worth.It has many tourists and that practically all are to take a picture in the hours of the ceremonies which turns out to be negative. Apart from this negative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I had been warned about the queues no matter what time of the day you went so don't be in a rush when you visit the Temple. Having said that it was well worth queuing for but one tip, if you leave the Temple late mornings onwards take some socks with you as you have to leave your shoes with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This place was $10 US to visit per person and the museum is an additional $5. (All the tourist tickets are expensive in Sri Lanka, but this was the one I felt was least worth the admission price. You can't even see the relic! And the grand receptacle is only viewable certain times of the day, which our guide did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, impressive building fascinating story about the travels of the Tooth Relic. Being there helps you to appreciate how important this temple is to the Buddhist devotees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A huge complex situated beside the lake in the main part of Kandy, this is certainly worth a visit. The main building, which houses the legendary tooth, is massive and the queues to get to view the vessel holding the tooth are simply unbelievable - you get a few seconds only (strictly policed) and there are no photos allowed. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A real insight into sacred practice and Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Take some thin socks along if you have soft feet. Visit the Tusker museum to see Raja the legendary elephant who died recently and was made a national treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go in the morning time for the prayer service. Very good vibrations. Lord Buddha's Tooth relic is supposed to be kept here. We were told it is taken our for a tour every 5/7 years...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I wasn't a big fan of Kandy and seeing that this attraction is ranked number 1 in the city at the current time of writing, it isn't difficult to understand why. I have visited many temples in South East Asia and this was definitely not one of the interesting ones. Sri Lanka itself has plenty more interesting attractions so do... More 

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