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Sri Dalada Maligawa
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Sri Dalada Maligawa, or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, holds one of Sri Lanka's most precious and rare treasures - a human tooth which is said to have belonged to Siddhārtha Gautama. Surrounded on all four sides by a moat and guarded by towers, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is an integral part of the palace complex. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kandy. There are also four smaller guardian spirit temples nearby, including the Natha Temple, Kataragama Temple, Vishnu Temple and Pattini Temple.
Kandy Lake
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Kandy Lake,Kandy
Royal Botanical Gardens
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Optical Illusion
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is located in Pinnawala, not far from Colombo. The facility provides a home for elephants who are homeless: those who have fallen into deep pits or traps, as well as those who were left behind by their herd. The staff care especially for elephants who are seriously injured or sick. Over the years, the orphanage has adopted nearly a hundred elephants. Adult elephants can receive work training, where they help people carry and transport wood. It is a great place for tourists to have a close encounter with elephants.

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is located on the shore of Kandy Lake, also known as Dlada Maligawa. It was founded in 1595 and is famous for the tooth relic of Sri Lankan national treasure Sakyamuni. It is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, and the incense is flourishing. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was built in the 15th century and has since undergone continuous renovation and expansion by the King. The entire building is magnificent. The main entrance is in Ximen, surrounded by the Husi River. The temple is built on a platform with a height of about 6 meters. It is divided into two floors. The hall is full of halls and halls. The structure is complex. There are mainly Buddhist temples, drum temples, long halls and gongs. Jing Hall, Dabao Library, Inner Temple, etc. The core is the inner hall of the second floor, dedicated to the national treasure Buddha tooth. In the middle of the inner hall, there is a huge sitting Buddha, golden light, the lotus flower and the Buddha candle table in front of the Buddha, the incense is lingering, and the dark room on the left side of the temple is the place where the Buddha's tooth is placed. There is a 7-storey golden pagoda in the dark room, and there are 7 small golden pagodas in the golden pagoda, one covered. Each floor of the Golden Pagoda contains treasures enshrined by Buddhists from all over the world. The last small pagoda is less than 1 meter high. There is a diamond on the top of the tower. There is a golden lotus in the tower. The flower core has a jade ring and a Buddha tooth about 5 cm long. Just placed in the middle of this jade ring. Three times a day, in the middle of the morning, in the middle of the night, in the sound of the drums, three high-level sorghums, holding three different keyholes to open the inner door, enter the inner hall, hold a grand worship ceremony, and then open after the ceremony. The inner hall arches allow believers and visitors to pay tribute to the Buddha's Tooth Tower from the Buddha's Tooth.
Posted: Dec 24, 2018


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Here are the best places to visit in Kandy, including: Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, Kandy National Museum, Kandy Lake Club, University of Peradeniya, Gadaladeniya Temple.