Into Kandy centre, cultural capital and a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, believed to be the tooth of Buddha; an exciting tuk tuk ride around Kandy, quick lunch then on bikes through busy traffic to Digana (another tuk tuk accident on the way)
The tooth itself is held within 7 gold caskets, each one having a separate key, each key is held by a different person for security.
Elephants were very important in ceremonies and still are today. A parade is held annually lasting 10 days. Raja, a tusker was the lead processional elephant for 22 years and became famous in his own right. His body is displayed in the complex.
Offerings of sweet smelling flowers are brought to the temple; a symbol of the sweetess of life but its temporary nature.