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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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Temple of Scared Tooth Relic is the most iconic and visited place in Kandy. This is known as one of the key Buddhist Heritage places in the country which has the scared tooth relic of the Lord Buddha. This is known as the former palace...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the key reasons for visiting Kandy was to to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth -- it was a brilliant hassle free experience and was spiritually uplifting

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The setting is lovely and the story behind the temple is interesting but once inside it was so crowded and chaotic we actually couldn't see very much. I was swept along in the crush and have to say that I couldn't really enjoy it as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if you are not religious you should visit this temple.Though you would not be able to see the real tooth but even the momentary view of the casket is an amazing sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShuddhoGhosh
Reviewed yesterday

Nice to visit whilst in Kandy but disappointed we were not told in advance that we could not actually see the tooth relic unless we waited for another 3 hours as it is only opened at ceremony times, when the queue's would be horrendous. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ray b
Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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 yesterday

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
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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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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