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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

| 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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| Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Although my husband and I had a private guide, I basically could not grasp the ardor of entire complex. Actually, it was so crowded, I was literally a sardine within the spectacle. I loathe such extreme crowding. However, I subsequently viewed the photos my husband...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Cost to enter for an English person was 1500LKR (Depending On what country you're from determines the cost of entry!! Shocking I know!!) The shoe guy tries to make you give him 100 rupees to look after your shoes but he leaves it on the...More

1  Thank rachelmifsud
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We were here around 6.30 pm because of the ceremony which took place. As we didn't make use of a guided tour, we had no clue what was going on. Still, the whole complex is very impressive and it also lets you see a bit...More

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were lucky to accidentally visit on a poya day, and we took part in it as my husband is Buddhist. It was extremely crowded but peaceful, and we certainly don't regret taking the time to make our way into the city just for this.

Thank Jiaying_sg
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The location is very nice and special. The temple itself is ok unless you are Buddhist as there is one of the Buddha tooth. Sunset the best the place to go.

Thank ffort
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Learn about Buddha and his tooth! A guided tour is well worth it. We gave our guide 1000 Rs and he was appreciative. A beautiful and peaceful place!

Thank Sarahrie
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I learned quite a bit about the history of Buddha and his venerated relic at this location. I was there just in time for the evening ceremony and was able to see the location of the Tooth of Buddha. I am not Buddist and was...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 28 November 2016

To go to Kandy not visit here is a crime . It is a wonderful temple situated on a purpose made lake in grounds that are very well kept

Thank Debra 'n' Alan J
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Well organized & made us feel holy. Temple is clean, safe & free of people who pester you. People visiting the temple in shorts were politely advised of dress requirement without being hash. Place around people not pushy for sales. Gives freedom & time to...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My tour guide/driver and I went to this place in the early afternoon. So much people around, locals and of course tourists. You do have to leave your shoes before you enter the temple. There are vendors outside the Temple selling Lotus. My guide/driver and...More

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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.
if661 .
8 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...
Maryam S
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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.