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Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 81 2 234226
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05:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the...

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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Nice place, overpriced

The Temple is very beautiful and worth the visit, too bad that it is so expensive (about $10, which in Sri Lanka is really a lot!)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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This may be more enjoyable when it is not pouring down rain, and maybe in summer when there are fewer visitors. This place was PACKED - and I was almost pickpocketed. Between the humidity, downpour, and crowd I would have been much happier just looking at pictures of Temple of the Tooth.

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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Marvellous. Don't miss the morning ceremony, which starts at 9h30, ending at 10h15 am. We were impressed about the temple, the construction, the ceremony.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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was a very beautiful quiet and serene place. it depends on individuals as some of us were in awe and some of us were bored.

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Houston, United States
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With no offense to any religion or any one...We just might be Templed out. Shoes off, shoes on... 3 months in Asia might be enough.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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The Temple is very beautiful and worth the visit, too bad that it is so expensive (about $10, which in Sri Lanka is really a lot!)

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We visited on a full moon 'poya' day which was not intentional. This means the temple is exceptionally busy to the point of being very unpleasantly overcrowded. Tourists are charged an entrance fee and a fee to store their shoes. Also, make sure you are dressed appropriately or you will not be let in. Expect a lot of queuing. Plus... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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We went in the morning for the ceremony at 9:30 and it was beautiful! Men in traditional dress playing drums and many people visiting to worship and pray so it was nice to see that it's still a functioning temple. One thing I will say that at this time is was absolutely packed! I decided to go in the morning... More 

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Streaky Bay, Australia
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I loved visiting this temple as once inside it is tranquil and very interesting. However getting inside is a little more taxing. We paid the quite high entrance fee (for foreigners) and were then immediately set upon by an "official guide" who was very rude when we refused his services. We just wanted to soak up the atmosphere at our... More 

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We visited the tooth relic temple where the local and tourist gather to worship and look around. Serene place .

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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This is a very peaceful and serene place to come to in the middle of bustling Kandy. The temple is a fascinating place and lots of interesting parts and so very diverse

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