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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) Tours

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)
Tucked into Kandy’s historical Royal Palace complex, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of Sri Lanka’s top attractions. The 18th-century Buddhist temple, part of what was once Kandy’s royal court, is revered for housing a tooth reputed to have belonged to Buddha himself, with pilgrims and tourists flocking to it as a result.

The Basics
Overlooking Kandy’s lake, the Temple of the Tooth is a key reason for the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Visitors explore the temple’s interior and view the jewel-encrusted caskets that contain the tooth—the precious relic itself is hardly ever on display. During Kandy’s annual Esala Perahera procession (July or August), the tooth caskets are paraded through the city atop a decorated elephant.

As one of Sri Lanka’s biggest draws, the temple is a major stop on Kandy and hill country tours. Travelers get to visit on all regular Kandy tours, including walking and tuk-tuk excursions. Alternatively, you can experience the temple on a multi-day guided journey around some of the island’s highlights, such as Sigiriya, Galle, and national parks.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Temple of the Tooth is a must for first-time Kandy visitors and history and culture buffs.
  • You are required to remove your shoes to enter the temple, but can keep your socks on for comfort.
  • The lines that file past the tooth shrine are often long, so be prepared.
  • Men are required to wear long pants, and women must cover their shoulders and wear long, loose pants or skirts.
  • Restroom facilities are limited, and wheelchair users can only access some areas of the temple.
 
How to Get There
Kandy’s Royal Palace stands on the northern edges of Kandy Lake in the city center. Hail a cab or tuk-tuk to get there—drivers will know where to go—or catch a bus to the nearby Maligawa stop and follow the temple pilgrims from there.

When to Get There
The temple is open daily from 5:30am to 8pm, including public holidays. To avoid the worst crowds, visit outside the puja prayer times of around 5:30am, 9:30am, and 6:30pm. That said, the pujas are the most atmospheric times, when the temple is filled with devotees and their lotus flower offerings.
 
World Buddhism Museum
Many visitors combine a Temple of the Tooth visit with time at the neighboring World Buddhism Museum—admission is included in temple tickets. The well-organized museum charts the development of Buddhism country by country and uses statues, art, and temple treasures to create an easy-to-understand introduction to the religion.
Address: Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Admission: Varies
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Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic Entrance Ticket

Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic Entrance Ticket

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The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is Kandy's most popular attraction, and lines to buy tickets can get long. If you want to save time and hassle at the ticket counter, you can simply pre-book your admission ticket to this famed UNESCO World Heritage Site online.
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Kandy City Tour by Tuk-Tuk

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Along with a heavy cultural background, City of kandy houses for many cultures and traditions in Sri lanka. It is also considered as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka and was declared a world heritage site. Enjoying a ride in a Tuk-Tuk in the city of Kandy surrounded by a vast mountain range will be an exclusive experience. Cooler climate and the smaller size of the city make it much more pleasant and accessible. You will witness the temple of tooth relic, Bahirawakanda Temple, and the Hantana mountain range with superb views in this tour. You will be taken to the lake view point to see the beautiful city and taste the traditional foods in the city.
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Kandy City Tour with Mahaweli

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Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Kandy on this private tour. Depart from your hotel in a private vehicle. In the company of your guide, visit the Kandy View Point and snap pictures of the city. Pay your respects at the Temple of Tooth Relic and take time to stop at the Gem Museum, the Commonwealth War Cemetery, a traditional batik factory, a woodcarving workshop, and more.
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Feel like a true local in Kandy thanks to this 11-hour private sightseeing tour by air-conditioned car. During your trip you’ll visit the Giragama tea plantation, the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda Temple, see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and enjoy a Kandy Cultural Show, plus much more. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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Kandy City Tour

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Get under the skin of Kandy’s history and culture on a full-day private tour. Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, visit the lakeside Temple of the Tooth, admire aerial views of Kandy from the Sri Mahabodhi Vihara Buddha statue, and more. Plus, break for lunch (own expense) and experience a Kandy Cultural Show: a celebration of traditional Kandyan song, music, fire acts, and masked dance. Private guide, private air-conditioned transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Full Day Charming Private Kandy Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Dive deeper into Kandy than you could alone in a day with a private tour that covers all the sights in and around the city. Avoid having to plan cabs and guess where and what to see; and learn background to each sight from your guide. Visit the Temple of the Tooth, markets, a tea factory, and more; uncover Kandy’s culture; enjoy refreshments, and relax with door-to-door air-conditioned transport.
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Kandy City Walks Relaxing City Tour

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Go on an in in-depth walking exploration of Kandy with a guide on this city tour. Visit the Temple of the Tooth and learn about its significance for Buddhists. Stroll around Kandy Lake and pause at gem shops, handicraft stores, and the Kandy market. Learn about city life from your guide as you wander the scenic streets.
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Kandy Tour From Colombo with Botanical,Orphanage,Temple of tooth & Tea factory

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2 Day Tour to Kandy & Sigiriya from waskaduwa

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Witness the amazing tourist spots of Sri Lanka, in this tour you can experience 2 beautiful cities in two days, while traveling you can explore such things as below - Climbing a rock - Visiting the temple of the tooth - Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens - Kandy View Point - Kandy Lake is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy - Dambulla Cave Temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka - Sightseeing at Minneriya National Park - Kaudulla National Park Safari
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Explore the tea-growing highlands of Sri Lanka with ease on this 2-day tour from Colombo. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and make your way past waterfalls to reach Nuwara Eliya. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to a tea plantation. Take a boat ride on Gregory Lake and go on a tour of Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy a beer with dinner. The next day, journey on to Kandy and visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden and the Temple of the Tooth.
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