National Museum Kandy3244 Votes Currently Open
- 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: Museums, Architecture
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
- 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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95% of people who visit Kandy include National Museum Kandy in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
57.81% of people start their National Museum Kandy visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum Kandy
80.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Museum Kandy