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Kandy

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Sri Lanka
Best of: Buddhism, Old Town
Description:
This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, 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. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Kandy", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.