Sri Lanka - Sacred City of Kandy

"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." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy. Two nice stamps used. Postmarked August 5, 2010 and arrived in Penang on August 13, 2010. Thanks to Ravindra of Sri Lanka.

Postcard 2
Sri Dalad Maligawa of Kandy. Thanks to Ravindra of Sri Lanka.

Postcard 3
Main shrine room of Dala Maligawa, Kandy where the golden casket contains the Sacred Tooth relic of Buddha. Thanks to Ravindra of Sri Lanka.

Postcard 5
A really colorful postcard of "Kandy Esala Perahera" - a 100 elephants in a procession in a festival held in July-August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 4 great stamps used. Thanks so much to Ravindra of Sri Lanka - Ceylon.

Postcard 6
Aerial view of Kandy. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

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