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Take a tour of Tooth Temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Enshrined in Kandy, Sri Lanka is quite possibly the most important piece of oral anatomy in the world.
As white as the relic that it holds, the Temple of the Tooth is said to be the resting place of one of Buddha's teeth.
The current temple building was constructed in the 18th century and has been reconstructed and repaired several times since.
Before it was enshrined here, the tooth was carried, protected, and smuggled all over India, passing in and out of various palaces and temples.
Today the tooth is actively used in different ceremonies and rituals, which occur on a frequent and regular basis.
Many people, not just Buddhists, come to the Temple of the Tooth to see both the holy relic and the beautiful building.