Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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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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Thisuraka V
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Its very religious and calm place to visit and very cleanfull place.its very beautiful temple.that culture is specil to sri lankans.
Written 20 January 2022
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,053 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
This temple houses Buddha's tooth which is contained in 7 containers and behind a wall. Pilgrims from all over the world come to this Temple to pray and bring lilies. The artifacts, paintings, Buddhas in the temple are beautiful and wonderfully maintained. This is a must see site when in Kandy.
Written 19 January 2022
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Raveesha Fernando
Wadduwa, Sri Lanka16 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy is an attractive place of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. This is a place full of historical and architectural values ​​as well as religious and traditional values. There is also a very valuable museum that reflects the history very well. When visiting this shrine, one should be more careful about the dress one wears.In addition, there are many unique features that are unique to this place .So I see this as a must visit place for any tourist.

When we went to this place there were not many people. Because at that time the Covid epidemic was slightly prevalent in the country.

It should also be noted that the staff also handles travelers in accordance with proper health regulations.
Written 18 January 2022
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Rashmini Disanayaka
Kadawata, Sri Lanka15 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Undoubtedly, I note that Kandy is the proudest paradise city in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth is the heart of the city of Kandy, which has a unique natural landscape of mountains, rivers and valleys, with large tea estates and a proud ancestral population.

The Temple of the Tooth proudly preserves the name of the Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The Kandy Maha Esala Festival is another important reason for the spread of this religious and ancient attraction in Kandy and abroad. Kandy is packed with tourists from all over the world during the Esala Perahera. The palace grounds, which cover a large area of ​​land, are further glorified by the King of the beautiful Kandy tanks.

My invitation is to all of you and your family to come and worship and see and enlighten the minds of all those who have not yet seen this lovely place that a visitor to the city would like to visit again.
Written 18 January 2022
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DaisyP1960
Lancashire, UK38 contributions
Dec. 2021
We visted the temple as part of a two day trip with Sainas and Lovely Jubbly Tours.
Temple itself is beautiful as are the grounds.
The let down for me was the guide.who did explain that he had been unwell. But, it was hard to understand what he was saying and the story of the temple.
The visit was better than average but not very good. Hence the 3 star rating
Written 17 January 2022
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Kavindya
Sri Lanka6 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic Sri Lanka popularly known as the "Sri Dalada Maligawa"is one of the most picturesque and iconic Buddhist temple in the country.It is located in the heart of Kandy town surrounded by the lake.I think this is a must visit location for all.The architectural splendor and the historical importance of the Dalada Maligawa are sure to amaze you as me.As well as before preparing visit keep in mind that the Maligawa is a Buddhist shrine and you will need to wear attire that covers your shoulders and legs.
Written 17 January 2022
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Wolszczak
Warsaw, Poland1,693 contributions
Dec. 2021
Nothing too special. From a historical point of view, worth a visit but have seen many more artistic and jawdropping temples. If on budget one can skip the bit more pricey entry fee and walk around the complex. The walk around the lake provided more then the temple itseld.
Written 16 January 2022
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Thambapanni Green Walkers Tours
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions
Jan. 2022
Everybody who visits Kandy should visit this tooth-relic temple situated by the beautiful Kandy lake built by the last king. It is one of the main attractions in Sri Lanka and Kandy. Make sure to take part in the temple's daily religious ceremonies.
Written 16 January 2022
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HinaTravelsTheWorld
NY17 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
It was an OK experience. You don't see the relic, just half second (if you are lucky) to see where the relic is stored.

Note: I am writing this review after completing 15 days holiday in Sri Lanka; therefore, I have considered all pro and cons.
Written 9 January 2022
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Dilushi D
6 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Temple of tooth kandy, its the most important attraction in Kandy you have not to missed. Located center of the city, recomended you to visit during the spesific ceramony times. Then you will see the goldern cuscut ofthe buddha tooth relic
Written 8 January 2022
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