Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
The Hotel +94812235585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adequate twin room for LKR 1,500.- or US$ 13.50 per night.
The Olde Empire Hotel +94812224284Nostalgic twin room with a great communal balcony for only LKR 890.- or US$ 8.- per night.
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Exploring busy and noisy Kandy with its distinctively Kandyan style of architecture, getting infected with the typically Sri Lankan nosiness and, as a result, learning (i) that Buddha’s tooth (which is kept and safeguarded inside the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth, admission for foreigners: US$ 10.- per person), the traditional symbol of Sinhalese sovereignty and an object of supreme devotion for many Sri Lankans, is at least three inches long, unlike any human tooth ever known, (ii) that Kandy’s Maligawa Tusker, the male elephant which has to carry Buddha’s tooth during the Esala Perahera, must fulfil very distinctive physical requirements (all seven parts of his body, the four legs, trunk, penis and tail, must touch the ground when he stands upright), and (iii) that already Robert Knox in 1660 CE, a British traveller, observed about the proud, aristocratic Kandyans: “They make no account nor conscience of lying, neither it is any shame or disgrace to them, if they be catched in telling lies; it is so customary.”