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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Sri Dalada Maligawa | 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 Maligawa | Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had gone in at a time a lot of people had come in for prayers and it was a great feeling to see devotees from a different religion. Although one cannot see the actual tooth of Gautama Buddha, the temple is kept very clean...More

Thank Irma A
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 14, 2016

The temple of tooth is a fairly large complex and it took us around 2-3 hours to tour the entire area . It's one of the most visited places in Kandy and hence its quite crowded . As we entered the main complex , there...More

Thank sayantag
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 14, 2016

its a must see place with gold budha huge temple neat and clean , people performs rituals specially with new born babies

Thank ManojSogani
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We were there during the evening prayer ceremony and I think that the timing added to the charm. It was quiet busy so I wouldn't recommend such visit in the heat of the day. Being unfamiliar with Buddhism I found the temple and the different...More

Thank Shahira O
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is the place for peace , but if you go alone without the group in the morning .. With group, and in the evening when Monks opened a door to see relics of Buddha tooth, it was crowded . Although , it was worth...More

Thank Mima M
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited in the evening and the Temple was full of school groups. The drummers were excellent and the temple is beautiful, especially at night. It is very crowded and people push and shove. You are swept along with the crowd, which is fine as...More

Thank Sally B
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2016

We went here on our trip to Srilanka and this is one of the most holiest place for Buddhists. We didn't really get to see the tooth relic of lord budda as it was hidden away inside this huge tomb like structure but the experience...More

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Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If your main purpose of visiting Sri Lanka is cultural experience steeped with religious establishments, do stop by this famous site in Kandy. The entry fee seems much more reasonable & is in local currency compared to the other shrines Anuradhapura where everyone is forced...More

Thank Gayathri S
Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Temple of the Tooth one evening and it was incredible. There is a ceremony 3 times a day and the inner sanctum of the temple is opened for 30 minutes. We attended the evening ceremony with an English speaking guide. There is...More

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Sanka I, Manager at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your review..... May the triple gem bless you..!!!

Reviewed July 12, 2016

1000 LKR entrance. Is worth to see it, but no spend more than a 1h or 1,5h Remember women and men!! both, pants below the knees, and women do not show shoulders. Bring sarong with you in case.

Thank Marc1714
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Nirmala H
October 30, 2017|
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Response from shweta2905 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...SAARC countries have different entrance fees and are less as compared to other countries.
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Zainab A
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Aditya_salian | Reviewed this property |
There is no color mandated, but as suggested by others, you have to dress appropriately for a temple - Basically no shorts or sleeveless tops. In case you are wearing sleeveless, you can always drape a scarf around your... More
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Amila M
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Alison W | Reviewed this property |
Next to the Kandy City shopping Complex there is one, our driver parked he for a fee and it's a small walking distance to walk there.
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