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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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

Thank Iain R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple with many smaller temples in the complex, evening ceremony is recommended, but can get slightly crowded

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the temple at around 9am to see the grounds, different rooms, and outer areas of the temple. Shortly before 9:30am we joined the queue the filed along the inside of the building, starting on the second floor where the window of the room containing...More

Thank Carina O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lady guard at the gate basically tried to pull my clothes up and down and shook her head when the took off my shoulder scarf and i had a bit of cleavage underneath. Defiantly not visible unless someone wanted to pull at my clothes...More

Thank emma f
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a beautiful place to explore and it is worth the time. Book a local guide equip with thorough knowledge and stories about this temple. More important, he must be patient to answer all your questions. It was very crowded when we were there...More

Thank Jennc3332
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an overwhelming experience of the ancient temple of relic The guided tour was fantastic, special consideration were given to senior citizens where they may access elevators directly and skip the long endless queue I literally developed goosebumps just to even realise that I...More

Thank Aniruddha R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly amazing experience and must see site in Kandy. This site attracts more tourists and locals than some other sites, however it is absolutely worth navigating your way through the crowds to experience this temple. To maximise your experience, I would suggest visiting with...More

Thank Julie V
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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...