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World Buddhist Museum, Kandy
(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Learn the fundamentals of Buddhism, its global history, and how it spread through Asia at World Buddhist Museum. Seventeen countries contributed to the establishment of the museum, which features individual exhibits on each of those nations. You can see how the tale of Buddhism differs from country to country, making each tale special in its own right. Follow a fixed route through the museum, reading the information boards as you go, before picking up some affordable souvenirs from the onsite shop. Use our Kandy trip generator to visit World Buddhist Museum on your trip to Kandy, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Decided to go he as we'd been to so many temples and didn't have a clue about the religion really and it was good told you everything you needed to know. Cost 500 to get in! 
  • The Museum is the best place in find the history of buddhist religion and the role it played in srilnaka. do visit in afternoon to avoid the heat outside 
  • Put off by the throngd of tourists visiting the Temple of The Tooth (as well as the dollar price tag!) I decided to take in the World Buddhist Museum instead and am so glad I did! Located behind the T...  more »
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  • Great experience, time was not enough to see this place in detail. But I am satisfied truly.
  • A lot more interesting than expected! This place is not even listed on TripAdvisor attractions for Kandy. But I was surprised at how I lost 2 hours in this place engrossed in the history of Buddhism throughout the world. Every country with a Buddhist culture is represented here and each display was given a lot of thought and effort. Miniature scale models of the world-famous monuments to Buddhism (such as Burubudur and the Shwedagon Pagoda) along with artefacts or replicas of various Buddha 'relics' are on display along with sometimes exhaustive explanations about the spread of the different types of Buddhist philosophies. Truly fascinating and prepare to be astonished by what you may learn! Entrance fee: Rp500.
  • I love it
  • A tutor that will explain everything about the great heritage "THE TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC"
  • Very Educated museum for a every age of people who keen on History of Buddhism World over....