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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Royal Palace of Kandy Reviews
They said it was the old palace used by the king.bit small from our expectation,but still it has the glory of ancient Sri lanka.. more »
Travelers should know that there is no separate access to the Royal Palace and National Museum. One must go through the Temple of the Tooth, which charges a hefty fee to foreigners. The main hitch..... more »
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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