National Museum Kandy

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  • Address: Kandy, Sri lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 0094-812223867
  • Ticket Price: 500 LKR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Architecture

National Museum Kandy - Review

Formerly known as “Palle Vahala” this place was used as the palace where the Queens of the king lived. This building has been built according to the architectural features of Kandy period. This pallevahala building which is now converted as a museum for the public exhibits various items of historical value made by Kandy art association. This museum has over 5000 objects depicting historical and cultural events of Kandyan period.

This museum once housed Kandyan royal concubines and now features royal regalia and reminders of pre-European Sinhalese life. The tall-pillared audience hall hosted the convention of Kandyan chiefs that ceded the kingdom to Britain in 1815.

The National Museum, along with four devales (complexes for worshipping deities) and two monasteries – but not the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic itself – make up one of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle sites.

How To reach National Museum Kandy by Public Transport

  • You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.

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  • National Museum Kandy Address: Kandy, Sri lanka
  • National Museum Kandy Contact Number: 0094-812223867
  • National Museum Kandy Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Kandy Price: 500 LKR
  • Time required to visit National Museum Kandy: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Museum Kandy

  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include National Museum Kandy in their plan

  • 48.89% of people start their National Museum Kandy visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum Kandy

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

63.47% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Museum Kandy

People normally club together Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa and British Garrison Cemetery while planning their visit to National Museum Kandy.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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National Museum Kandy, Kandy Reviews

  • Really enjoyed this museum, the English translations are pretty good. Just the right level of information to keep interest maintained.

  • It's a typical museum comparing with the International Buddhist Museum in Kandy. There's no body to explain about items which are displayed. It's okay if you are visiting just, but if you are tourist I never recommend to you to go to this place with the ticket price to enter to this place.

  • Was actually very sad for a museum. I thought after reading the reviews it would be decent but I hardly learned anything interesting after reading maybe 4 descriptions of the kings of kandy. They mainly talked about the 17th and 18th century which was great but I was more interested in knowing what life was like before the British Dutch and Portuguese came over. Maybe before wasn't the main point in this museum each is their own.

  • When we enter to the kandy national museum we can see the prestidge of kandyan king who had ruled the sri lanaka in the past. All the items showed in the museum has it owns discription in three lanvagues It siblized the prestige of our nation Its really amazing Even the cloths they dress wow amazing Musume is well aranged

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