Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy

Adventure Holidays to Kandy

Full of character yet peaceful, in Kandy memories of times gone by seem to hang in the air. Wander through the streets and you see fruit vendors with coconut, jackfruit and pineapples piled high. Peeling paintwork clings to ramshackle buildings. Women in bright saris sell tasty treats from roadside stalls. Old boys chatter away on street corners as clapped out cars honk their way round town. Kandy is the laidback centre of the hill country, and was once the capital of a powerful Buddhist kingdom. It's home to Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Said to have been snatched from the flames of his funeral pyre, the tooth is housed in a golden casket inside the Temple of the Tooth. Every day there are ceremonies at the Temple, where barefoot worshippers carrying lotus blossoms and frangipani file past the casket in reverence to this important religious relic. 

 

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