Images of Worship from the Temple of the Tooth

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We planned our visit to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth with a poya, or full moon, day. Buddhists follow the lunar calendar and Poya Days are the most sacred of the year. So the temple — Sri Lanka’s most important — was packed full of worshipers. As you might imagine, there were a lot of photogenic moments just waiting to be captured.

The Temple of the Tooth on our Kandy Map

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  1. Red Hunt

    Stunning photos….don’t you love Sri Lanka!?? Got your comment on my Nuwara Eliya post! Nope not in Lanka anymore….hope to return one day though. Have fun in Anuradhapura…hope you get to Sigiriya too…or to Horton Plains / Yala for some nature and wildlife!

  2. Angela

    Now why do you think they won’t let you smell the flowers? I’d have a hard time refraining. Gorgeous photos. Love the monkeys hanging out, too. 

    1. Dre

      It would be regarded as you ill-respect the Lord Buddha. Apparently it was a faithful and prayerful offering of another Buddhist devotee to the Lord Buddha. It has a religious and cultural value…

  3. Betsy

    Wow.  Just, wow.  My family is living in Qatar which makes Sri Lanka the quickest and easiest getaway to green-ness, and it’s a marvelous place.  I was thinking about heading back with the kids over spring break.  Reading your blog has convinced me.  Thanks a million.

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