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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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The temple has a good history and cultural value. It has been maintained well also but the monks were sometimes rude with the visitors which was not what we expected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I came here two years ago in May 2013.The entire town here is filled with such tranquillity and calmness that one will ever forget the hectic pace of city life. The highlight is paying the temple a visit and seeing the tooth relic. Such a holy place that every visitor to Sri Lanka should make a trip here here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Though the temple was damaged by an attack some years ago, it is well preserved and attracts thousands of tourists. A must see for all who make the trip to the Lankan Uplands.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The temple was a good experience for us. However, on the flip side, we did not understand anything that was going on. All the signs are in the local language and difficult to understand. I would recommend taking a guide to this temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Is OK too go an hour or so , but nothing special as you don't have chance to see the tooth, Kandy it self was OK ,,

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I thought this was a waste of money; i resented the fact that 'foreign tourists' had to queue to pay for something that was clearly free to locals; if this is a religious place then that is shameless exploitation. It was the only place in Sri Lanka where a 'guide' harrassed us for money for the information provided to us;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The temple has a good history and cultural value. It has been maintained well also but the monks were sometimes rude with the visitors which was not what we expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Traveled to the temple of the Tooth relic one evening, during the hours when you could see the box. The crowds upstairs were crazy and lots of local people were pushing and shoving to get a look and they didn't seem to care who they shoved out of the way (being pregnant, this irked me) Lovely history and grounds. Worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at about 6pm. the next 90 mins were probably the longest time I have spent barefoot outside my house! The temple is large and beautiful but the peace you might associate with Buddhism is absent. The ceremony begins with loud drumming outside some impressive doors with various people going in and out. The main action is upstairs where,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The local guide was very excited for us to see the Temple of the Tooth. We found it very busy and claustrophobic as we waited for the tooth to appear and ended up moving further back as we felt like we were intruding in what to some people is a great honour and pilgrimage. It was interesting but less so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

After arriving I was told I would not be allowed in dressed the way I was (shorts ending just above my knee) and would have to rent a shaul to cover my legs for 200 rupees. This would not have been a problem however when we got in there, there were stray dogs in the gardens urinating on the statues... More 

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Address: Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 812 234 226,
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

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