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Temple of the Tooth (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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Hours Today: 05:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 234226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tooth clearly has huge significance in Kandy and so this is a bit of a must see. However, 1500Rs entry is a bit steep. The museums, especially the world Buddhism museum are much better than the temple. Go but don't expect much

Thank hazej44
Reviewed yesterday

The serenity, cleanliness catches your eyes once you enter the temple complex. all your six senses experiences the peace and tranquility associated with the place. Its a place to renew your faith in god irrespective of your personal religious belief.

Thank rajkashyapmd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Temple of the Tooth called locally as 'Sri Dalada Maligawa' is one of the main places of worship for the buddhist community and is a world heritage site. The palace from the last kingdom of Sri Lanka carries with it a long heritage and...More

Thank Sanka1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must go and appreciate the movement of tooth relic through its time. You can feel the ambience and aura of the veneratoon and rich history!

Thank Allysa K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this Place with my Tour Guide and found very interesting Temple to See as could see Tooth of Govthom Buddha , most Venerable Place in Sri Lanka learned more about Buddism and Very Beautiful Place to See in Kandy not to Miss.. Thank you

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a well maintained history written in architecture. Clean and silent. Best time to visit is during the evening hours. Need to walk a lot to visit completely. Carry enough water, avoid guides and take your time to see the temple. Need to follow the...More

Thank AbiMPulikeezh
Reviewed 4 days ago

You need to spend a good part of the day visiting the temple, the grounds and the general area. It is a historic site and should not be missed.

Thank Shardha
Reviewed 4 days ago

Buddis Temple in kandy Tooth temple This is budis religion priority place. located in center of kandy city

Thank GreenNatureTravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok, this is supposed to be a very important sight in sri lanka. But it is a bit overrated. The building itself is beautiful but not very big. Their is simply not enough to see. The guards around the compound are downward rude; extremely impolite....More

Thank Jeralex
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple is located next to the Kandy lake and like most of Buddhist temples, is made beautifully. Big open spaces, a water fence outside, lamp lighting area, Buddha's statues..... all these make it quite a site to be enjoyed. We were lucky to have...More

Thank MEDPUNKZ
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if661 .
How long do people tend to stay here? Like 2 hours or more, less? Just wondering how many sights you can see in a day
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...
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Maryam S
Hi would you please tell about tiket fee? thanks
2 March 2017|
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Response from ashwini s | Reviewed this property |
It's USD 10. approx Rs1000. Do take a guide so that you may enjoy the place with getting knowledge about it. Also avoid going on Sundays or public holidays. It becomes very crowded.
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Gabby79
Are there fixed times when gourists can visit, or is the temple open all day? I dont need to be there for the evening ceremony specifically. Would prefer to find a time when it is less crowded, since I will be travelling with a toddler. Thank you
31 January 2017|
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Response from birderPa | Reviewed this property |
Gosh, I am not sure as I just followed my g adventures guide. But I expect it is always open. The midday sun is hot, if it is a sunny day. The DVD they gave me shows Morning Thewawa as 5:30 am to 9:30 am. I think the temple... More
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