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Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 31 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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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The temple is a pilgrimage site so it is important to adhere to dress and conduct codes. Huge numbers of families bringing food and flower offerings to be blessed by the monks - a wonderful sight. Well worth visiting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful spot, Amazing building and atmosphere. There is a museum to the rear that is pretty but a little weak in terms of content, worth seeing none the less. Travel during the August Perahera but avoid the last three days and don't pay for seats. It is not necessary, you can go into the tooth temple and view is all... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The cultural heart and soul of Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth is a vibrant, visual and auditory experience and for some, of course a spiritual one too. Visit during the evening puja to get the best experience.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is considered the most venerable shrine of the buddhists in Sri Lanka, the tooth relics of the Buddha are venerated here. The Shrine displaying the essentials and specialties of Kandyan Era architecture has been continuously built on through 17-19th Centuries. The Golden canopy is the later addition built in the 1980s. A fee for Non-Sri Lankans apply. Dress code... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A visit to this temple is certainly a must while in Kandy, but it is another example where foreign visitors have to pay a comparatively high entrance fee without getting any additional benefits.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The family and I toured Kandy towards the end of our 15 days in Sri Lanka, having spent the previous week on a beach, lazing about; the contrast between that and Kandy during perahera could not be more stark! During the morning we visited the temple, a very finely decorated temple in the Royal Palace complex, which was fascinating -... More

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

As I have traveled a lot and seen a lot of different temples and places of worship the Temple of the Tooth did not leave me in awe. But you will not be disappointed in visiting. It looks fairly modern and the crowds of locals add to the atmosphere. A definite must see when in Kandy

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Its a real treat - the entire place is beautiful. I think it is worth to go on your own (not in a tour group) and just spend some time around the temple grounds. Blissful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful temple with lots of history very busy on our visit. Worth the visit. You need to be dressed appropriately to entre.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were honoured to visit this relic and site on a most special day when Buddhists made their special journey. We felt honoured and b,Essex. It is an amazing place with great atmosphere and tradition.

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