One of the most important religious monuments on the island, the Temple of The Tooth, Sri Lanka is located in the former hill capital, Kandy. This 17th-century structure which is known locally as the “Dalada Maligawa” is famous for housing what is believed to be a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Attracting religious devotees from around the island, the site features intricate carvings and traditional architecture, while the sacred tooth itself is housed in an ornate shrine that has two imposing elephant tusks at the entrance. Those planning a Sri Lanka travel expedition have much to see and do in this island paradise. Offering authentic Sri Lanka tours to key destinations, Jetwing Travels also has excursions to the famous Temple of The Tooth.