Ariyapala Mask Museum, Ambalangoda

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  • First, we went through the Museum with commentary, where the traditional and old mask. Then they sent us on the floor, you know where it is all too much. Furthermore, it is next to the workshop with the nice people who like insight on their work. We went out there with that one, we want to take the mask, and that we want it to be produced traditionally. Even though the price was probably higher than in how many can find souvenir on the streets, we get one taken away. Admission by donation.
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  • The museum could be interesting, if the guide was not so tired I ;) and the prices were more expensive than the sovonier shop in the hotel !!!!!  more »
  • Altbough the tour of the mask museum could have been interesting it was spoiled by the attitude of the female guide. Her explanations were delivered with such a bored and monitone voice tbat it was al...  more »
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  • The location is pretty cool and calm. Traditional masks are exhibited in style. It'd be more useful going to the museum, accompanying a team. Workshop is also permitted to observe.
  • Tradition handed over from generations. Masks used for religious ceremonies and to convey social messages. Made out of balsa wood and hand painted with natural dyes and colours. There's a beautiful small museum below the shop to help people understand the history of masks.
  • Nice place to have a look at Sri Lankan heritage. All types of masks under one roof
  • Nice place. We can learn all the things about masks. Taking pictures is prohibited in the museum. Workers are nice. They explained everything step by step.
  • A museum with many faces. This is one of the places where the Sri Lankan masks are manufactured. There is a workshop in the ground floor where you see how they make these masks and other mementos. A n employee will also give you a brief on how it is made. The show room is on the mezzanine floor. Masks of different types, shapes and sizes. But there is feeling that they are priced at a premium. You can buy these masks elsewhere for a lesser price
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