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World Buddhist Museum

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“east asia”(2 reviews)
Sri Dalada Maligawa Established the World Buddhist Museum constitutes most adorable exercise in the context of World Buddhism. Awarded Certificate of Excellence in 2016 by TripAdvisor. NOTE : Entry fee is free of charge only for the visitors who buy...more
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Temple Square | Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum has Budhist exhibits from India, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Afganistan, Laos and many other Asian countries which are well maintained and are a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashok R
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

At the time of writing, this museum is #6 of places to visit in Kandy. But, having visited the temple, we considered this place the next 'must see'. Free admission if you have your temple receipt or a 500 rupees if not, but still a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hansd172
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Museum is located behind the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. The Museum, as the name suggests, showcases the history of Buddhism around the world and the artifacts associated with the Buddhism from around the world. Although it is not a very big museum, the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ShvRm_Traveller
Reviewed 6 October 2018

World Buddhist Museum is the world's first International Buddhist Museum. It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka.The museum was established with the contributions of 17 countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

A totally different kind of collection of art and history. You can see replicas of most famous pagodas across the world at one place..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Interesting museum and well layed out. However the staff was in a hurry to rush us out way before closing time. Without any notice kept switching the lights off . Hence cut short our visit and we were not happy about it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mihiri69
Reviewed 24 August 2018

often called as IBM (International Buddhist Museum) is claimed as the world first IBM which created with contribution of 17 countries. for foreigners, the ticket is included with the entry of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. the museum is really good where lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Was well explained, although some of the national exhibits are pretty chintzy... especially the Chinese part. No mention of China persecuting religious groups or their ongoing campaign against the Dalai Lama

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonjanmelbourne
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This place is within the periphery of the tooth relic. The complex is extremely well maintained and beautifully ornated.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank uday s
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Very elegantly designed place but quite confusing sometimes. Things have been strewn over here and there. No photographs are allowed. For foreigners, the ticket price is covered by the ticket for the temple of the tooth. Locals have to buy tickets.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wkhasintha
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Uthpala B | Property representative |
SAARC Country ticket price is Rs. 750...
20 October 2017|
Response from Uthpala B | Property representative |
SAARC Country ticket price is Rs. 750...