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“Very interesting museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum Kandy

National Museum Kandy
Ranked #33 of 73 things to do in Kandy
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited Kandy national museum and thoroughly enjoyed talking to the workers there and learning more about the history of the region. We love looking at historic items and were pleased that many descriptions were in English. Well worth a visit, only take about 1 hour to walk round if you take your time.

Visited February 2014
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Miri, Malaysia
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Closed on Sundays.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We intended to visit on a Sunday.
We went twice before midday and the gates were chained & locked.
This is odd because Sunday the town is packed with foreign & local tourists.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“History of kandy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is must visit place in kandy.most of the visitors miss this place.this museum is located just behind the tooth relic temple it is worth to spend an hour to know about kandy period.

Visited January 2014
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Gems amidst the dust”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

This museum is hard work: display is poor, information negligible and sequencing illogical to us. The building itself is worth a look: once the harem, it is well carved with some beautifully executed moonstones. The exhibits range from jewelry and ivory fly whisk handles to a sumptuous crown. There are oddities too like a gun powder cask made from an elk's testicle. Water clocks are interesting - who would have decided on 24 minutes as a measurement of time and then 60 of those in a day - like ours but the opposite!

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historical Value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

you will learn more about the Kandy kingdom history here. But not enough items to the collection. they shouldn't charge a fee. ts worth a free entrance.

Visited December 2013
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