kandy

Kandy city is a master piece of scenic beauty it still has its majestic appearance of being the last capital of Sri Lanka. One of the great destination among worldwide travelers.  The ruins of the Kings palace are still one of its prestigious land marks of the city’s ancient history. 

The Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, is Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist shrine, which is situated in Kandy city. It is believed to hold the sacred tooth of the Buddha, which was taken from his remains after his cremation in India and smuggled to Sri Lanka, where it eventually ended up in Kandy. There, a temple was built within the royal palace complex to keep it safe. Both Kandy and the temple (as it is in it) are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

During July/August this temple hosts the grand Esala Perahera which is an extremely colorful parade along the street of Kandy featuring traditional dancers, whip lashers, fire stuntmen, acrobats and colorfully adorned elephants. This is a once in a lifetime experience which draws visitors from all over the world to witness a truly Sri Lankan sacred show.

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