Temple Reconstruction, Kandy – Sri Lanka
Kandy, the hill capital of the Island of Sri Lanka was also the Kingdom of Kandy from 1469 till 1815, rich in history, culture and biodiversity the city has a very special place in my heart having been my childhood home
Temple of the Tooth, Kandy – Sri Lanka
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa in my mother tongue Sinhalese, is a sacred Buddhist Shrine situated in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, a World Heritage Site.
The octagonal building, the main focus here and the surrounding structures have history dating back to the early 1500’s and as much as it has been a site of religious worship it was also home to the last Kings of Sri Lanka before the British finally managed to do what the Portuguese and the Dutch failed to do by overthrowing the Kingdom of Kandy and ruling the entire Island by 1817.
(For those of you who read this far I’d also state a minor fact that Kandy was also the city of my birth so it holds a special place in my heart.)