Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

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

Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum - Review

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.

How To reach Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum 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.

Restaurants Near Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

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TripHobo Highlights for Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum

  • 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

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Sri Dalada International Buddhism Museum, Kandy Reviews

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  • 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 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.

  • Very interesting museum. Explains how Buddhism spread to different countries at different times. We spent about 3 hours in there (it was raining really heavily), reading almost everything, but I started getting a little bored towards the end. There are some exhibits which are far more interesting than others. Some parts of the museum look very dated. Some of the information from room to room was contradictory. A lot of English mistakes, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. It's worth a visit.

  • Incredibly well.put together museum documenting bhuddism across asia. Artifacts and models from dozens of countries...its a real treasure tucked behind the tooth temple.and included in the ticket cost. Lightly airconditioned as well so a good respite from the heat.

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