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World Buddhist Museum

Temple Square | Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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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 the Temple Ticket. If you are visit the Museum from outside you have to buy a ticket (Rs. 500)
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Temple Square | Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 234226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum could be interesting. However it is eclipsed by the Temple of the Tooth and the whole of Royal Palace complex. It is interesting to know the different teachings of Buddhism but the exhibits were not as captivating.

Thank Little_Bird2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

before entering one is greeted by shops selling beautiful flowers for worship. a short walk takes one into the temple .The atmosphere inside is serene ...even though there was a big crowd of worshippers there was no shoving and jostling.Dont miss the carvings on the...More

Thank KSB72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was interesting to see the different types of Buddhism around the world coming from someone who knows nothing about it.

Thank ManchesterTonytiger
Reviewed May 21, 2017

a place to learn more wide perspective of Buddhism is geopolitical regions of the world and very educational too.

1  Thank lawc22
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The place is very well organized the content of this museum are very good. Looks like the spend a lot of money designing and organized this exhibitions. It could use a little bit of taking care of it is some parts. Overall is a well...More

Thank Apisek W
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Accidentally came into the museum, entrance is included with Tooth Relic Temple ticket. We usually don't like to have guides but this young man had the best attitude, a great smile and just the right information (not too much, not too little) to have a...More

2  Thank Aldume
Reviewed April 20, 2017

If you are deeply interested in the minutia of Buddhism, you may find this museum very interesting. There are separate wings for the different styles and geographic areas of traditional Buddhism.

Thank moniker11
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We went there on 12 April. They were closed stating on the notice that they close from 13-16 April for new year. Guard said thats how it is.

Thank viet56789
Uthpala B, Representative at World Buddhist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

at what time you went there? please specific.. guard at which entrance ?

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Curious about buddhism history and its development in asia? This is the place for you. Nice and well arrangered. Interesting to see how different countries try to portray buddhism in their country - i liked how the japanease did their room - less is more...More

Thank Marcus N
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Your ticket to the Temple of the Tooth gets you in here for free, and the place is worth taking time to visit. There is a large amount of information about Buddhism around the world, from which I learned quite a lot, and some interesting...More

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