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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
+94 81 2 234226
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Reviewed yesterday

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the two most sacred religious places of Sri Lankan Buddhists. If you don't mind visiting Buddhist temple, this is must visit place. High level of respect is expected in this place so it is always recommended...More

Thank RanjanaPerera
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was crazily busy for the 6:30pm puja. But goes in well to go at this time after seeing the cultural dancing nearby. There is lots more to see in the grounds of the Temple. There are places that are nice to simply stroll around...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place for an hour or two and if t is on your way. We have been there in October (off season) where it was not crowded fortunately.

Thank Dietmar_Bohn
Reviewed 2 days ago

This holiest of holy Temple that contains the Sacred Tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is of great importance to Buddhists Worldwide. It enjoys a position of pre eminence in the Island. Visiting Ladies should cover shoulders and arms and If men wear shorts they...More

Thank surajp2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ticket is pricey. Tooth of the Buddha is inside a cascade. But the guide took us around and showed us palace grounds n all.

Thank RamyaSmruthi
Reviewed 3 days ago

You would need at least two hours to walk around the temple, read up a bit on the history that is displayed around and then a brief walk through the Temple museum. Suggest you visit the Temple first around 2pm and once done attend the...More

Thank Floyd A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Temple of the Tooth is one of the 8 Unesco Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. It is a most sacred holy place of worship for Buddhists. You need to dress respectfully to visit this or any other temple. The architecture of the building is...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get a taste of Buddhist culture. A really soothing environment. See the kandyan heritage in all it's glory.

Thank stardust93
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is one of the HOLIEST place for Buddhist !!and the entire story behind is so fascinating ! visit this place in the morning , take some relax in the gardens , and have a look to the people there , kidnapped by the sacredness...More

Thank Bucefalo_Simi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The building itself is attractive but not stunning, however the emotion I felt on entering the building was overwhelming. It was a lovely, spiritual experience and I would recommend it. Do buy flowers to make as an offering as you enter and do dress respectfully.

Thank smithy989
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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...