The jewel in the crown of sri lanka! Acclaimed as the most beautiful city in the island. Blessed by nature with the cool climate, surrounded by jungle covered mountains and the longest river in the island, so to visit it is better to have the best waterproof shoes just to be prepared. The Mahaweli more than all these the sacred city, venerated by all buddishit the world over for here, in the heart of the town is the beautiful temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha placed in a relic chamber in side seven gilded gems studded caskets. A vast sixteen century temple with beautiful paintings and carvings in silver, bronze ivory and gold.