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Magul Maduwa, Kandy
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  • Good place, as in the whole entire religious cent tooth, the entire complex into one price. True prices.
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  • Magula Maduwa is located in the interior of the enclosure where it is also the Sri Dalada Maligawa, which is a must-see for all tourists visiting the country. Probably the most visited Temple of all Sri Lanka. You must keep in mind that it is one of the strictest in terms of clothing and therefore must carry the appropriate clothing to avoid problems with access. We had to buy several large scarves to enter completely covered (even with a very puff jacket, with large holes, prevent you entry). To visit the Magula Maduwa should pay 1000 rupees per person more gratuity or what they charge you for letting the shoes. This ticket allows you to visit all the buildings in the complex of the temple, the Sri Dalada Maligawa (the Temple of the tooth of Buddha) and everyone else. This building stands out above all by the beautiful carved wooden columns holding it. It is very close to the main temple and it costs nothing to scroll a few meters to be able to admire the work developed for the wood carving. In addition, if you do excessive heat, it is a good place to protect themselves from the Sun. Greetings to all travelers.
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  • Is located on the territory of the Temple of the tooth. A separate ticket is not needed. This is a gallery of very beautiful carved wooden pillars, beneath the canopy of red tile roofs always shadow and coolness. Once upon a time there was a room closer to the King, the audiences to the Temple of the tooth stood a throne. Preserved from the time when Kandy was the capital of the country (so says Guide). In Colombo, a similar Gallery, modern buildings, only stone carving, but patterns of columns perfectly copy this. Ornaments of columns and capitals, it seems, are not repeated. And, of course, all carved drawings depict Lotus)
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  • The Magul Maduwa or Royal Audience Hall, is where the king met his ministers and carried out his daily administrative tasks. The building was also known as the “Maha Naduwa” or Royal Court. The construction of this finely carved wooden building was commenced by the King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha (1779 – 1797) in 1783. The Magul Maduva was utilised as a place of public audience and figured as a centre of religious and national festivities connected with the Kandyan Court. The area was where the tooth relic (Dalada) was occasionally exhibited from public veneration and it was at the Maha Maluva that the King received the Ambassadors from other countries. The current building is an extension to the original 18 m (59 ft) by 10.9 m (36 ft) structure, undertaken by the British to facilitate the welcome of Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales in 1872. The British removed 32 carved wooden columns from the “Pale Vahale” building replacing them with brick pillars. Out of these, 16 pillars were used to extend the “Magul Maduwa” by 9.6 m (31 ft), with 8 pillars on each side and the old decayed bases replaced by new wooden bases. With this addition, the building has two rows of elegantly carved pillars, each row having 32 columns. A Kandyan style roof rests upon these columns. It was here on 5 March 1815 the Kandyan Convention was signed between the British and the Kandyian Chieftains (Radalas) ending the Kingdom of Kandy, the last native kingdom of the island.
  • The square is a nice part to walk through, or to sit down for a while. It's part of the overall experience of temple, and a nice little spot offering shade & a spot to sit on the ground.
  • Very vast temple nice feeling inside.
  • This is the place where the protocol were signed between british colony & the Sinhala King in 1815. it has very Historical value on a historical place.
  • Beautiful place