Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

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A World Heritage Site, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic plays home to one of Buddhism's most important relics, the tooth of the Buddha himself. Originally constructed in 1595, the temple played a key role in the nation's history, as local tradition held that the right to rule to country lay with the one who possessed the Buddha relic. You can enter the main hall of the temple and admire its vaulted ceilings and columned hallways adorned with golden statues of elephants, likenesses of the Buddha, and scenes from his life. Though you can't actually see the tooth itself, you'll get a chance to observe the gold casket that encloses it. Afterwards, you can wander the rest of the temple complex and discover its array of shrines, halls, and displays. Plan my trip to Kandy with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Very well located and well constructed temple with lots of free open space... But TOO crowded during the evening ceremony and you feel lost as no clear idea is given by any.. Little too expensive (if ...  more »
  • Grt location and symbolic representation of Buddhism Very well maintained and truly organised. Must visit place in Kandy for two hours  more »
  • Came here with my partner and our 3 youngest in April and visited with a guide, who explained everything to us and was most informative. Make sure that you are dressed appropriately (as with all the t...  more »
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