Royal Palace of Kandy, Kandy

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Compare the different architectural styles displayed by structures within Royal Palace of Kandy, the former residence of royal families. The palace consisted of several parts, including the king’s palace, the royal audience hall, the temple of the tooth, and the queen’s palace. However, having been burned down and rebuilt several times, little of the original complex remains. Today, you can see the temple of the tooth, which serves as the only entrance, and the royal court. It was believed that the temple holds Buddha’s tooth, granting whoever possesses the relic with the divine blessing to rule. Put Royal Palace of Kandy at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kandy trip itinerary maker site .
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  • This is a Palace you must not miss visiting. This is in the temple of the tooth area. A must for tourists.  more »
  • The Royal Palace of Kandy, is situated in the centre of Kandy city and it was the royal residence of Sri lankan monarchy of Kandy Kingdom. It is located to the north of the Temple of the Tooth in Kand...  more »
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  • When visiting Kandy, do not miss this palace. Stunning view with forest behind it
  • Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth Relic, is the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is located in the city of Kandy, the ancient capital of the Kandyan kingdom. During my visit to Kandy with a small group of AsiaExplorers members, I had the privilege not only to visit the temple, but also to enter the holy sanctuary. Our tour guide was able to arrange with the temple escort for us to be ushered to the inner sanctuary, a place where normal pilgrims would not have a chance to visit. Directly before us is the doorway to the holy of holies. However, as I am not a Buddhist, the visit is merely of cultural rather than religious value to me.
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