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Sri Lanka #11 Sacred city of Kandy

Sri Lanka #11 Sacred city of Kandy

February 2020 · 2 min read · Kandy

Sacred city of Kandy , was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is include in it .

In the temple of Sacred Tooth Relic , Tooth relic shown to public only three times a day, 5:30am, 9:30am, 6:30pm, at that time , you can see many Buddhists cladding in white and holding flowers come there to worship.

If you also watch the Kandyan Dance Show(refer my last blog) next to the Sacred Tooth Relic , once finish the show , you can join the 6:30pm ritual.

The Sacred city of Kandy with tight security , walk in need to check if you bring any dangerous. Buddhists and tours are separate , men and women are separate .

Entry Sacred city is free , but the temple of Sacred Tooth Relic need ticket for foreigner . Ticket for SAARC Countries & Thailand/ Myanmar are Rs. 1000, other countries are Rs.1500.

When the temple of Sacred Tooth Relic light up , it is so holy and pure.

Out side of the temple of Sacred Tooth Relic , there are the site of old Sri Lanka. A ancient wall separate the temple and the site. Some temples inside the wall, you can see Buddhists play an instrument in temples, some Buddhists praying .

I feel Sri Lankan are so pious, anytime anywhere ,even on the bus , once they see a Temple or a Buddha, they will pray.

If you are interested at Sri Lanka , but tied to see the temples , I recommend you go to the underground tunnel next to the Kandy Clock Tower. There have many printing on wall, the printing are describe the myth of Sri Lanka.

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Another place I want to recommend is Nishantha Wood Carving. If you ever saw the Kandyan Dance show , you will found some of them wearing a special mask , these masks are make from this shop. Besides masks , there also have many carving of Buddha.

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