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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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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...more
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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

The most venerated sacred place in Sri Lanka, in the picturesque Kandy city, just 72 miles from Colombo to the center hills of Sri Lanka, reached by road as well as railway. The colorful pageant takes place in every August with dressed elephants in procession...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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We went to Temple of the Tooth early evening, just as the sun was setting which was beautiful. I had looked up the temple info in our travel book but was blown away when we arrived. The temple and grounds are much bigger than I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 967kayleyw
Reviewed today

Beautiful temple, highly significant because of the sacred Tooth Relic, so very busy but lovely to experience part of the Buddhist religious ceremony and fervour. A must see, book ahead, when in kandy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed today

Beautiful temple near the lake and a must see attraction in Kandy, Srilanka. Puja performs at 6am and 6pm and thus ideal time to visit. Entry fee applicable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arupgargi67
Reviewed today

As a Buddhist and someone who was born and raised in Kandy I visit here at least once a month. Very calming. But make sure you don't visit on a full moon or a holiday. The place can get very crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank isurusam
Reviewed today

It would be impossible to understand this place without a guide, got one at the gate for 3000 rupee for about 1 1/2 hours. The temple is complex, intricate, colourful with a lot of historic interest. Still used daily as part of rituals. As many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed today

spend a bit of time taking in the gold roof and the "lesser" parts of the temple-they are much less crowded than the "tooth room" and well worth it. The garrison graveyard is next door and the gardener will tell you its history-worth a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davejosephmoxon
Reviewed today

Get a guide as they're able to share a lot of detail and information! It's a pretty beautiful place \]

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mad4Ron
Reviewed yesterday

But, despite there being thousands of locals there to see the sacred tooth, it was all very efficient and people were pushed through the various chambers in a set order, at speed, so everyone got to see everything without a wait. You could step off...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy12343
Reviewed yesterday

This important historical site contains a tooth of the Gautama Buddha. You can’t see it but you can get to the room where it is contained. The mood is quiet contemplation. Many bring flowers.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from BobPeersTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Sadly I am not the best qualified to ask. Ishani Sen's advice to avoid Poya days sounds very sound to me, and also to try and avoid weekends and major religious festivals. This I would myself try to do, if and when I... More
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