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World Buddhist Museum, Kandy

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 120+ 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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  • A must see for Buddhist religion. Guide explain every thing to us very well. A ood collection of Buddhist culture. 
  • This museum is fascinating and provides a real insight into the Buddhist religion across the world. Set in a lovely old building, there are hundreds of fascinating exhibits, which are displayed very w...  read more »
  • The first International Buddhist Museum is worth a visit for the sake of curiosity. Let the inside not as exciting as, say, the Hermitage or Louvre, but familiarity with a foreign culture is quite useful. In addition, of great interest is the building itself, built in the heyday of English colonial empire.
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  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Excellent for education
  • Historically valuableplace to be
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