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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful site full of history. It's worth taking the time to appreciate the peace of the place and following the story of the tooth relic depicted around the inner walls of the temple.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

tooth temple is the Buddhist followers greatest temples having been inside where you offer the priests food and you are blessed leaves you in a state of relaxation as it is not often that a person of western culture is taken inside

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy the temple and the garden when visit the temple - we had an old man "not t tourist guide" to show it and he told us, he is an "official temple guide", guides for free, but at the end we need to pay (the actual tax is 1000 rupee per person). I really enjoy the guide, but... More

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Special place for anyone who respects the sacred and powerful places of World's religions. The Museum is also very nice and peaceful. .

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Try and visit around 6 pm .... you will see more and feel less troubled by the crowds. In the evening there is the alms-giving for the monks.

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Cape Town
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

At SLR 500 quite pricey and then we still had to pay for leaving our shoes!! interesting to see all the school children and pilgrims with offerings. After standing in the queue for some time we shuffled past the small window and were allowed a brief view of the casket. Thereafter a number of queues to walk though various halls... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The most sacred to Buddhists. There are 3 story museum in the premises, The elephant remaining museum and the old palace of the last king. A must visit in kandy!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Calm and peaceful with beautiful architecture. There is security on arrival. You have to take shoes off to enter. Elephant exhibit is not to everyone's liking but it is to honour a special elephant and has good intentions.

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Kinver, West Midlands, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Which is one of the downsides for a non-Buddhist, I did feel a little as those we were gauping at what was for most of the local visitors a very spiritual moment. That said we were made welcome and the history of the tooth relic is fascinating. Try and combine your visit with one of the prayer times.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you happen to be in Kandy you must stop by the Temple. Security is tight, and unfortunately for Hijabis you will have to take off your scarf if you want to enter. We had a Malay friend with us and she went to the museum instead :( Entrance is 1000 rupees for foreigners, like most visit to the temple... More

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