World Buddhist Museum, Kandy

4.3
#2 of 16 in Museums in Central Province
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. For World Buddhist Museum and beyond, use our Kandy day trip planning website to get the most from your Kandy vacation.
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  • There is an extensive collection of historical artifacts and documents from across asia. You dont need a guide as the entire museum is well laid out and marked  more »
  • I absolutely loved my trip to the world buddhism museum. It was really informative and covers buddhism from across Asia. Definitely get a guide to show you around - mine was able to pass on so much kn...  more »
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  • Entrance: 500 lkr Interesting. Big. No air conditioner. A bit hot.
  • Its like a hub of budhist countries and it shows the way they traditionalise the budhism and how they have adopted it.nice exhibits and its very much nice to see how other countries are doing it.soo many items and i like thi museum because there are 17 sections and each carries a symbolic way to show differet countries and their architecture value
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