World Buddhist Museum, Kandy

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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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  • As a person who has visited Buddhist Temples through out other parts of Asia, this museum offered a comprehensive view of Buddhism of Asia. The exhibits were detailed (though a little repetitive) of....  more
    As a person who has visited Buddhist Temples through out other parts of Asia, this museum offered a comprehensive view of Buddhism of Asia. The exhibits were detailed (though a little repetitive) of....  more »
  • Learned so much. I had no idea how diverse and broad Buddhism was. On top of the expected history of the creation of Buddhism and its concepts and teachings, it illustrates how Buddhism is practices.....  more
    Learned so much. I had no idea how diverse and broad Buddhism was. On top of the expected history of the creation of Buddhism and its concepts and teachings, it illustrates how Buddhism is practices.....  more »
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  • The Museum is located behind the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. The Museum, as the name suggests, showcases the history of Buddhism around the world and the artifacts associated with the Buddhism from around the world. Although it is not a very big museum, the displays have been very well laid out and maintained. There are sections and galleries dedicated to various countries associated with Buddhism, down the ages. Overall, a good place to spend some time, to get to know about history of Buddhism. No photography is allowed inside the Museum
  • If you visit this wonderful museum you can definitely get an overlook about Asian Buddhism and it’s holy sites

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