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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  • You can also just fine without in the live! We are of course also in the evening to the "ceremony" into it. Fully come over fuehlt everyone waiting anxiously and wen dan the door opens where the tooth in there to be people off like in a concert! that alone was worth to see it! So who the Temple in calm wants to look at should the day where no ceremony take place finds the temple visit! otherwise very nice and you should take a look at the Museum!
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  • The temple is in very beautiful to look at. Several times a day, the ceremony takes place. This is very important for the local population and homage with flower gifts. Only the "guides" that are offered at every corner and look at a normal are distracting unfortunately does not allow. Donations are always welcome you.
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  • I think the main reason why most people come to Kandy is because they want to see the Temple of Tooth. There is incredible levels of details behind this attraction and without which any visit will be ...  more »
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