Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 LKR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Specialty Museums

This is a part of the Sri Dalada Maligawa or the temple of the tooth. The museum is located on the upper two floors of Alut Maligwa, just behind the main tooth shrine of Sri Dalada Maligawa.

The museum displays a stunning array of gilded gifts to the temple. Letters and diary entries from the British time reveal the colonizers’ surprisingly respectful attitude to the tooth relic. More recent photographs reveal the damage caused by the truck bomb in 1998.

  • 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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  • Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum Address: Palace Square, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum Timing: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum Price: 10 LKR
  • Best time to visit Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum in their plan

  • 30.42% of people start their Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

74.25% of people prefer walking in order to reach Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

People normally club together Natha Devales and National Museum Kandy while planning their visit to Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A museum explaining how Buddhism developed in 17 different countries. 500 rupees for foreigners entry fee, no photography allowed. There are 2 floors with various rooms, each one dedicated to a particular country. Some are more informative than others, and displays consist mainly of photographs of statues or temples. It's well laid out, so there are arrows pointing towards a logical path through all the rooms, which makes the visit easier, and one of the staff members was very friendly and answered many questions. It's not very explanatory towards the whole belief system and what it involves, only explains how it spread through Asia.

  • World Buddhist Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated for Buddhist heritage. It displays artefacts and Pictures from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea and China. There are dedicated sections for each country. Audio visual guidance provided. The museum is veey well organised. Need to buy an entrance ticket before entering.

  • World Buddhist Museum is the world's first International Buddhist Museum. It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The site was the former Palace of the Kandian King, Wimaladharmasuriya, upon which the British constructed a Victorian era building, which housed the Kandy Kachcheri. The museum was established with the contributions of 17 countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bhutan, and Afghanistan

  • I visited the museum during my visit of the tooth temple. The museum is 1000times better than the temple. The different types of Buddhism is explained, the rooms are arranged according to each country - just impressive. I didn't expect it to be that great. Totally worth the price of 500 Rs.

  • This museum is a very good one explaining all class of Buddhism in the world. If you have bought the ticket for tooth temple, it is free for you to go.

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