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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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  • Very impressive structure and worth visiting as part of the temple of tooth sightseeing. Also the gardens around can impress  more »
  • There is a variety of museums and temples in the grounds and worth wandering around for the afternoon. Some beautiful views to be seen!  more »
  • The carving and grandeur comes across, where important history for the city and country was carried out.  more »