Raja Museum, Kandy

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Stop by Raja Museum to pay your respects to a Sri Lankan tusker elephant that participated in the annual Festival of the Tooth for five decades. Situated on the Temple of the Tooth premises, the small museum showcases the body of the majestic animal, declared a national treasure in 1986, two years before his death at the age of 75. Raja Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kandy Edition.
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  • This museum is next to temple and well maintained and informative, would take not more than 5 mins for a quick stroll but you will learn something new about this place,  more »
  • It is part of the Temple of the Tooth complex, so unless you're an elephant lover not really a need to come for this museum specifically - but worth poking your head in for a few minutes to see the gi...  more »
  • The elephant was carrying the Buddha tooth in pettanko Rachel Festival. Photos from unperturbedly pretty talented and wise, was loved by the people. Go all the way!.
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  • contains photgraphs of the tusker named 'Raaja'
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  • I can definitely appreciate the cultural significance, and it is a good photo opportunity. Don't get your hopes up though, it is literally a square box that takes 2 min to walk around.
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