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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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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...more
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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 812 234 226
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful building let down by lack of general information in English ( or any other language actually) No shortage of in official "guides" offering you a tour and seemingly approaching as a friendly passer by. Busy and crowded you have to take shoes off as...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

this temple was one of our last stops of our cultural trip of Sri Lanka. it’s definitely a must see, but we would have struggled without our wonderful tour guide the relic itself is in 1 of about 4 temples on the site and is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first advice is to get a qualified guide who speak your language if you want to get the full benefit of your visit. Please negotiate the price before hiring him. Without a guide you might find it difficult to get about as there are...More

1  Thank Rohan R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entrance fee is 1500sr for foreigners. The temple is very beautiful with a big park in front of it. There are 3 rooms, and in the last one there is the story of the tooth relic trough years

Thank aledolly
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many friends of mine recommended me to visit the tooth relict temple of Buddha. The view from the front side is quite cool and you get access without any fees. It is a temple like many others you'll gonna visit in Sri Lanka. We really...More

Thank travelbuddiesallover
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent temple with lovely displays and setting. Take time to wander around the outside as some great things to see.

Thank Teofilio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This temple was easy to find and is located by the lake. You will need to hand over your shoes before you enter and collect them after for a small fee/contribution. Touts will offer to show you around but we didn’t feel this was necessary...More

Thank RachelSManchester
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visit only if there is a religious reason to do so. In that case it will make a lot of sense. Otherwise it can be seen while walking on the lake trail.

Thank nashiankur
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the Temple having been recommended by a number of people that it is the main thing to see in Kandy. Whilst it is undoubtedly beautiful, there are several points that i was a little annoyed about. 1 - there is a separate...More

2  Thank SeldonJane
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommend place for people who comes to Kandy from all over the world. Please take care of this amazing place.

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November 10, 2018|
Response from Rohan R | Reviewed this property |
The best times to visit during puja times. You can see the procedures the temple follows. If you are lucky you may see the casket containing Lord Buddha tooth. Timings are 0530 am, 0930 am & 0630 pm. Hope this answers your... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from BGarde | Reviewed this property |
If you are going inside you must cover your shoulders and knees
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Thiraj P | Reviewed this property |
there is no religion restrictions. anyone can enter their. but please make sure that you have been wore a suitable dress before you entering.