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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very interesting and loved the area dedicated to Raja the temple elephant complete with his remains preserved and encased in glass

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've been lucky enough to visit quite a few stunning Buddhist temples and stupas in Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia... and this one pales in comparison. I can understand that it is of utmost significance for all Buddhists but for others, it is nothing more of an ok way to spend a couple of hours walking around the whole compound.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

It is a nice temple that you should visit when going to Kandy, although it didn't sound that much interesting to me.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Good spiritual ambiance, though we didnt see the tooth relic, i heard from the locals that it will be kept for public viewing only once in 10 years are so, temple houses a museum worth to visit.
recomended to visit.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

one of the must see attractions, but not what you would expect. We took a guide, which I don't recommend, as all he did was annoy my wife and I.... just walk around by yourself and check it out.... in general, the people are lovely everywhere you go in Sri Lanka, and that is the best part.

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