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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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Sleep easily on any budget in and around Kandy, where affordable hostels for backpackers abound, and luxury hotels and resorts offer every comfort. Some of the best places to stay in Kandy are the many guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, where local hosts welcome visitors with warmth and, often, home-cooked food. Those with deeper pockets can explore the boutique hotels situated in masterpieces of colonial-era architecture, where plenty of charm and service complement the hilltop location.
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  • We visited the Royal Palace on our last morning in Kandy and enjoyed walking around seeing the different decorations and paintings adorning the Royal Palace. In addition we were there during the morni...  more »
  • Beautiful palace and shrines where one can admire the grandeur of the architecture, mix with locals, have a glimpse at the relic and stroll in the gardens.. Interesting museum upstairs in the back not...  more »
  • Very impressive structure and worth visiting as part of the temple of tooth sightseeing. Also the gardens around can impress  more »