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Kandy, City & Culture

Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000
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Open Daily |  5:30 am – 8:00 pm

Remnants of being the last Sinhalese kingdom still adorn this city, evident in its unique architecture. Its culture pulsates with religious conviction, seen as devotees, in their hundreds and thousands gather at the Temple of The Tooth or Dalada Maligawa, the centerpiece of Kandy, which houses structural artefacts from its history rich eras; a royal council chamber, the last king’s palace and a museum. The temple is one of the most breathtaking sights, especially during the Esala Perahara season, with lights embellishing its entirety, including the surrounding streets, as the whole city gets ready for the religious parade. Kandy Lake is another prominent landmark, which draws visitors from all over to admire the giant, ancient spring fed pool. The Lake is rimmed at every angle by the city’s main attractions, making it just a short distance from the newest development; the Kandy City Center mall, hotels, restaurants, gem and souvenir shops and by far not the least, the Temple. Known as the Sri Lanka’s hill country capital, Kandy is a transit home before venturing to see other cultural and historic sites; Ambekke, Medamahanuwara and Nuwara Eliya.


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