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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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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

The temple of the Tooth is said to hold the tooth of Buddha, & is a glittering building, very well lit at night. It is a sacred place for Buddhist & taking shoes off is part of respect. Well worth a visit, as a part...More

Thank RamblerAtHeart
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in Sri Lanka. It becomes very crowded at the time of the Puja when they open the room where the tooth is.You never get to see the tooth itself as it is kept in a very special box. The walls...More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed yesterday

It was nice to see the gem of Budhist culture in reall life. Entrance fee is 1500/=, the kids entered for free and we also got a nice CD. Besti time to visit is 9.30am or 18.30pm

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting temple telling the story of the Scared Tooth Relic. Waited ages in a very crowded environment to see the amazing gold container. Probably best to go early in the day.

Thank HolidayFanWales
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must visit in Kandy...Looks better in evening specially if it is drizzling. Good to go through the Toot relics story. Special point- If you hold an Indian Passport, you get a 50% discount in shoe store area (which is must to enter the temple). No...More

Thank Neethu T
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you've never visited a temple then you may be impressed with this one. If you have visited the Buddhist temples in Bangkok or even Borneo, I doubt you'll be impressed. It is a small temple and not all that clean. I was not happy...More

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 days ago

very beautiful worth of going when we enter we were able to feel the peace carry flowers if you can there are alot of flowers outside to buy

Thank richardwebb987
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow the most peaceful temple that is stunning inside. Worth the visit just to see inside and learn the history. Highly recommended

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good tip to visit this temple at 6am, no queue and can enjoy the peace there. It was nice to see local people still practising traditional ceremony.

Thank lindaolinda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited around 6pm as it was getting dark. The entry fee (1,500 rupees each) seemed quite expensive in hindsight. While the temple was nice, it was very busy. There was a queue to get into one part of the temple, with I think a...More

1  Thank Iain R
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Zainab A
24 August 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
Amila M
29 July 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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9 March 2017|
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Response from Tarek K | Reviewed this property |
1 to 1.5 hrs....many other places to see around in kandy...