Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

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  • Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 81-2234226
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

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The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been a political epicenter since centuries. The temple claims to enclose the tooth of Lord Buddha after his cremation In India.

There are a number of structures and monuments in and around Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth building complex like Mahawahalkada (The main entrance), Moat, Pattirippuwa (Octagon), Handun kunama, Golden canopy, New Palace, Royal Palace of Kandy, National Museum of Kandy, Old courts building, Kandy Lake, Biso ulpen ge (Queens bath), Diyathilaka mandapaya and the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary.

The annual pageant (Esala Perahera) constitutes the greatest religious festival of Sri Lanka which attracts thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists from all over the world.

The UNESCO heritage site of the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic set at the prime of Sri Lanka is constantly buzzing with tourists. If you are on a lookout to buy tickets for the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic, you will find none and the tickets for the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic listed in the tours section come with a guided tour. While the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic tickets are free, booking tickets for Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic along with a guide comes with a nominal price but offers you an amazing experience complete with information. Go through the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic ticket prices before booking.

Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa Information

  • Online ticket booking is available.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • It is best to be full clad while visiting the shrine.
  • Remove your footwear before entering but it is advisable to wear the socks so as to avoid your feet from burning.
  • Rituals are performed thrice during the entire day, at dawn, at noon and at evenings which are worth observing.

How To reach Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa by Public Transport

  • You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.

Restaurants Near Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

  • Flower Song Restaurant
  • Senani restaurant
  • KFC-chicken wings

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  • Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa Contact Number: 81-2234226
  • Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa Timing: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa(preferred time): 09:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa in their plan

  • 38.3% of people start their Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

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68.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa

People normally club together Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum and National Museum Kandy while planning their visit to Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa.

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  • A very temple with Buddha Tooth Relic. Great experience. The Temple is very old and sacred. You will have an amazing experience. Offer the white flowers you get outside the temple. The entry is fee for local . Indians need to pay rs. 1000 and others rs.1500 local money.

  • Nice temple which has lots of interesting history. We visited when they do the morning prayer at 9.30am and it was packed. Some bits you can’t take pics but there are clear signs of such places where you cannot take photographs. This temple was built to worship the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. You do get hustled about a bit but that is because people are going there for prayer and specifically for offerings to the Buddha tooth. Worth a visit. If you are visiting this place, please do come in decent attire since it is a religious sacred place. Even tourists are not allowed to enter if they are not dressed decently. They will be provided with cloths to cover the body and go in. The best place to park is the Kandy city centre car park where they only charge LKR 50/-. The temple is walking distance from this car park.

  • Who knows if there is really a tooth of the Buddha here—the ritual surrounding this myth alone is reason enough to visit! Anyways, the temple complex is beautiful in the golden light just before sunset. You can't go to Kandy without visiting this temple.

  • Claimed to be the holiest place in Sri Lanka and local here believe that they would need to come once before they die ! It was a tooth relic dated thousands year ago that was transported from India to Sri Lanka 🇱🇰. You have to wear modestly and not short or sleeveless in order to enter. Also you have to bare foot , buying some flower to offer to the Buddha and waiting for the prating ceremony of the relic when it only opens 3 times a day. 630am, 930am and 630. Do go early as it was packed with the worshippers!

  • This temple holds the Buddha’s tooth relic which is the most sacred site for the buddhist in SriLanka. This UNESCO world heritage site has been part of the history of the kingdoms of Sri Lanka. On this occasion, we visited the temple at about 2pm, outside the time when the tooth relic is open for viewing. It was sane, there were no crowds pushing and shoving. We could view the tooth relic area is peace and calmness even though there are devotees were sitting in that area chanting, praying or mediating. We also explored the other parts of the temple. It is thoroughly modern and the museums are extremely well curated. Highly recommended site to visit. In our previous visit, we went there for the unveiling of the tooth. We had to go through at least 2 security and barely view the tooth relic as the queue was “forced” to move on.

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