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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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Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our afternoon at the temple. The nice surprise was all the additional museums & out buildings to enjoy as well. Such a unique & sacred place for those that worship. Overall a very lovely experience.

Thank Aussie_Pearl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited during the evening ceremony at around 6.30pm. Entrance fee for foreigners 1,500rupees. The temple was very crowded with a lot of both tourists and locals. Be patient as the queue moves slowly. Also remember to cover your legs and shoulders ( men and...More

Thank Conor H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

religious place very beautiful.even have a full stuffed elephant Raja.you can see beautiful kandy city all about old kings and their home.Sri Lankans cultural land mark in kandy.....25th visit.

Thank anushka e
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely, beautiful building, but if you don't the history of this place, you don't understand what you see. So hire a guide to explain rituals and some history. We have one and it was good choice (although the guide tell little bit too much).

Thank M_a_a_r_i123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Temple of tooth is Buddha temple located in kandy where the tooth of lord Buddha is kept in a golden casket.. happen to visit during morning and witness the ceremony .... an ancient place which is well maintained ..has an entry fee and children enter...More

Thank induchoodan78
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went during a ceremony where they open the doors and you can view the tooth relics shrine. Men and women have to enter through separate gates and bags are searched. It's a safety precaution, but everyone moves through the lines quickly. It was so...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there because it's a must see. But he, as a foreigner, you are discriminated because your prices are at least twice the price of singe Asian countries. For the Buddha museum, there is a separate entry ticket needed. That's a pitty, so we...More

Thank RAMatser
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you wear long pants, dress or skirt and shoulders covered to visits the temple. We went late in the day which was a nice time to go as the sun set on Kandy. Beautiful ancient temple that can get very busy but worth...More

Thank mashman72
Reviewed 3 days ago

Luckily this wasn't too busy when we went. We had a great guide who whisked us around. All in all a nice temple, worth a visit

Thank hixy
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses Sri Lankas most ritual Buddhist relic; a tooth of the lord Buddha. It is said that the Sacred tooth have been snatched from the flames of the Buddhas funeral pyre in 483 BC, the tooth was secretly...More

Thank Navindra B
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if661 .
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...
Maryam S
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.
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