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“I recommend you specially if you are travel with kids, you'll enjoy it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Traditional Puppet Art Museum

Traditional Puppet Art Museum
Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0112714241
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Ranked #72 of 89 things to do in Colombo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“I recommend you specially if you are travel with kids, you'll enjoy it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a bit far from the down town and some of the drivers don't know this place.
Is really interesting. There are different rooms with a colorful puppets. The person in charge is very nice and gentle, she gave us a present for our visit and we sing the book that they have for guest.
We took a lot of picture.

Visited January 2014
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This museum is located in the southern suburbs of Colombo and is truly a hidden gem. Most locals I came across had never even heard about this place.
The puppets depict local culture and folklore, and are extremely impressive. There is so much detail that has gone into not only the puppets/dolls themselves ,but the dioramas as well.
Although the signage is currently not in English ( I was told this is something they are going to address), the puppets alone were impressive enough to enjoy.
This is a must for those who like an insight into local culture.

Visited January 2014
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