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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 Edition.
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  • Graceful Elephant ever so far in the Maligawa History. Recommended to visit there and to see get an historical experiences. 
    Graceful Elephant ever so far in the Maligawa History. Recommended to visit there and to see get an historical experiences.  more »
  • This museum is located in the Temple of the Tooth area. So it is worth a pop in to see the size of the animal and learn about its history and service. 
    This museum is located in the Temple of the Tooth area. So it is worth a pop in to see the size of the animal and learn about its history and service.  more »
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  • Not much peoples visited here but it's worth for visit here and witness remaing glory of the greatest civilization come to the end.
  • Royal Palace of Kandy is one of the most popular places to visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a magnificent structure that will leave you awestruck like never before. Situated near the temple of the tooth, the palace is surrounded by lush greenery which gives it an aura that will make you fall in love with it the first time that you visit it. The palace is visited by many tourists every year and is a great place for a family visit and friends meet. For the people who are history enthusiasts and looking for satiating their curiosity, the palace is a great tourist attraction they must visit once. History of Royal Palace of Kandy The Royal palace of Kandy used to be the royal home of the Sinhalese Monarch. It was built firstly by the King Vickramabahu III who was the king of Gampola kingdom. The last king who lived there was Sri Vikrama Rajasinha. It had been divided into several sections that belonged for different purposes in the royal families. Some of the sections are king’s palace, royal audience hall, kings’ harem’s quarters, queen’s bathing pavilion and the queen’s palace. After being burnt in a fire, a huge part of the palace was lost. So, now you can only see the royal court and the temple of the tooth. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum which is called the National Museum of Kandy. The museum offers a glimpse into the artefacts that belonged to the royalties.

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