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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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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 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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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is just a waste of money. Entry fee for foreigners is too high. We spent 3500 lkr for 2 people. Temple from inside is pretty dark. There is nothing spectacular to see inside which can justify the fee. This is a total miss.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fascinating insight into Buddhism at one of its most sacred sites. Well-organised for the large numbers of people who visit without being overtly touristic.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting. Well worth going. We were just going to see the outside but we ended up going inside. Would recommend researching before going in or getting some kind of guide so you can know exactly what everything is about

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good to visit and a nice impression of an active temple. However you have to get informed upfront to know what is happening. Without a guide it is difficult. Dress code is strict, long pants or shorts below the knee, shoulders covered. Noting on your...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing spectacle and an opportunity to see and hear how a different religion and culture worship. Given it’s age and the upheavals that have gone before it this is an amazing place to visit. It gets pretty crowded and polite queuing is not on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was stopped at the entrance because my son and his friend were wearing shorts. Had to go out and buy a sarong to cover their legs. So be prepared. Was very calm inside. There were religious chanting going on.

Thank Sharmmi J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The temple is stunning from the outside, however over crowding really detracted from the inside...Lanes were sectioned off for people to walk in single file which meant there were queues throughout the temple. This may have been because we visited during the evening Puja, but...More

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge temple complex with lot of things to see. Buddhist world museum should not be missed. Make sure to visit during the time when tooth relic is displayed. It is only 3 times a day for specific time

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Kandy then the temple of the tooth relic should be on the list, this is a Buddhist temple located at the palace complex of the former kingdom of kandy. So our driver got us a guide to take us on a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When visiting Sri Lanka it is advised you take some time to sightsee in Kandy which is the ancient capital of the country, and take a Temple of the Tooth tour. The temple complex is one of the main reasons Kandy was awarded with World...More

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Rosaa_08
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Thiraj P | Reviewed this property |
there is no religion restrictions. anyone can enter their. but please make sure that you have been wore a suitable dress before you entering.
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Katie F
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
18:30, get there before so you can actually see something but beware you will bump into too many tourists
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December 4, 2017|
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