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. Put Royal Palace of Kandy at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kandy trip itinerary maker site .
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  • We were at the Royal Palace a Tuesday. It wasn't too crowed and you could walk around without anyone getting in your way. It's a good place to have a break at from all the temples and museums. Bring a...  more »
  • We visited the plant on a Sunday, surrounded by streams of locals, what a real atmosphere has given the whole. Very nice building, the Museum of the temple elephant is best, also the Hall which describes the journey of the tooth was very interesting.
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  • We visited the Royal Palace in Kandy and enjoyed walking wonderful hand made decorations and paintings of every item inside the Royal Palace. There is a certain time and dates to see the tooth relic w...  more »

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