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Royal Palace of Kandy, Kandy
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Compare the different architectural styles displayed by structures within Royal Palace of Kandy, the former residence of royal families. The palace consisted of several parts, including the king’s palace, the royal audience hall, the temple of the tooth, and the queen’s palace. However, having been burned down and rebuilt several times, little of the original complex remains. Today, you can see the temple of the tooth, which serves as the only entrance, and the royal court. It was believed that the temple holds Buddha’s tooth, granting whoever possesses the relic with the divine blessing to rule. For Royal Palace of Kandy and beyond, use our Kandy trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Kandy vacation.
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  • Situated in the Tooth relic Temple premises, thee palatial audience hall is worth a visit to see the carving and wooden pillars. Not much of grandeur here. 
  • After the sacred city in Anuradhapura and Kandy Polonurawa offers a Royal Palace that not so old-17th century-, but completely intact. That gives a more complete picture of the functioning of the Palace. The buildings are nicely edited and the whole complex is quite large.
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  • Whilst on a tour to the Temple of the Tooth you can take in this historic old palace which is in the grounds of the Temple and therefore it's included within the entrance fee. The wood carvings on the...  more »