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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  • The palace is amazing, with gorgeously painted walls and amazing old buildings. If possible get a guide who can explain everything to you. I would recommend going in the early hours for the ceremony a...  more »
  • Is housed in the Temple of the tooth, is a simple building for percent named Royal. It is carved pillars feel look, but do not guide and inspiration.
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  • I think not, incurable saga more than Temple and Museum a must-see for almost the last to see the place. Just take a look at the best and a lot of local people place to sit down and talk. Even the floor was sitting nicely is to clean wood Poles seem to me make me feel more comfortable.
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