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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  • August 4, 2017
    The detail are worked beautifully, it's still not as old as other places of interest in Sri Lanka.
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  • July 31, 2017
    The straight pillars at the audience hall is a marvel, considering the structure was built from wood and so regular.  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    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 »

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