Considered one of the most important temples of Buddhists in Sri Lanka, the Temple of Tooth Relic is located to the north of Kandy Lake and is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Kandy Sri Lanka. The sacred tooth of Lord Buddha enshrined in the temple makes it one of the popular Kandy tourist places. The room housing the tooth is open to devotees to offer their prayers. However, nobody gets to see the tooth because it is kept in a golden casket inside a stupa-like structure. The temple is housed in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. One of the best places to see in Kandy, this temple is of great importance due to the belief of the country in the tooth. The temple has rituals thrice a day. The temple was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The temple still stands strong even after facing attacks twice.
Along with the outside, tourists need to visit the inside of the temple to appreciate the architecture. There are holes in the walls that contain lamps lit using coconut oil. Tourists need to pay the entry fees and they should visit between 5:30 AM and 8:00 PM.