Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada MaligawaCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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95% of people who visit Kandy include Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
30.04% 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
62.53% of people prefer walking in order to reach Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa
The tooth relic temple is situated at the center of Kandy city, surrounded by Kandy lake. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the whole world. When you visit this Temple it gives you inner peace. This place is exceptional and really very peaceful, however please note that you cannot visit this place in shorts sleeveless or short dresses. Therefore make sure to dress properly.
The sacred tooth relic please make sure you wear a suitable clothing. Better if you can wear white cloths top. For both male and female. Ladies please try to wear a white long skirt with no cuts.
Since this is a religious location please wear appropriate clothing as no shorts or revealing clothing allowed (regardless of gender). Consider wearing white or very light coloured cloathing. There are places to leave your footwear.
A must visit of a lifetime when you are in Sri Lanka. The sacred temple of tooth. The temple is built is ancient Buddhist architecture and is a testimony to preserving the sacred tooth relic so religiously precious to the local to the people of Sri Lanka. We were lucky to visit the temple during the auspicious Pooja ceremony, which is a sight to behold. The music and austerities are magical. One of the most sacred and beautiful Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.
Go if you are very interested in Buddhism, otherwise you should consider going somewhere else. Also, if you’re going, I can recommend to do some research of the story behind the temple and tooth.