World Buddhist Museum
World Buddhist Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Sri Dalada Maligawa Established the "World Buddhist Museum" which constitutes the Most adorable exercise in the context of World Buddhism. Awarded 2x Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. NOTE : Entry fee is free of charge only for the visitors who purchased the Temple Ticket. If you are visit the Museum from outside you need to purchase the ticket (Rs. 500).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lonely Laowai
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Terrific for anyone interested in the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. An easy hour of your time, accessible after exiting temple of tooth… also free if you got the ticket to the temple, so it’s best to just see them big together, temple first.
Written February 20, 2024
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
An excellent museum with galleries of different nations which practiced/ practice Buddhism. It’s very well maintained with excellent display of artefacts and information. I would highly recommend this place, and one should keep at least 2 hours.

Our Tuk Tuk driver befooled us and took us to many places which were not in our itinerary. We insisted on this place but he dissuaded us as he knew that cultural centre was in the vicinity of this museum and we would come to know, as he wanted to take us to another cultural centre, where he fixed up his commission. Rest of the Kandy city looked overhyped, continuous rain and tuk tuk driver spoiled our day. The tourist must hire the tuk tuk according to their itinerary, not that of the driver. They tend to take you to the places of commercial interests- gems/ jewellery/ spices/ tea etc.

However this place was amazing, wish we could get more time over here.
Written January 19, 2024
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Noah S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The museum is great and gives a great overview of the history, variety, and practice of Buddhism around the world. Don't miss this museum when you are visiting Sri Dalada Maligawa! Especially interesting are the exhibits curated by different countries with a tradition of Buddhism around the world. Every one of these exhibits is very different in its approach, focus, and curation. This gives a good impression of the aesthetic and spiritual variety of Buddhism around the globe. Visiting this museum first made me appreciate the ceremony at Sri Dalada Maligawa even more.
Written August 1, 2023
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Kanishka Herath
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
International Buddhist Museum can be considered as the world's first International Buddhist Museum. It portrays expansion of the Buddhism throughout the Asia. This place is located next to Temple of the Tooth Relic (Kandy Dalada Maligawa) in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

It is worth to spend some time there.
Written February 28, 2023
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Kipkem H
Winnipeg, Canada19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 Buddhism in various countries in Asia. Everything from the representation of the Buddha, the different schools of Buddhism and some differences in practices. Well worth visiting before visiting the Sacred Temple of the Tooth.
Written April 29, 2022
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Adam K
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
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 and revered in various counties across Asia and the slight differences and commonalities between them. Fascinating stuff.
Written December 19, 2021
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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ1,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had only a short time, but were very impressed with the artistry and quality of the presentations. It appeals to international tourists as well as locals; English explations abound.
Written February 21, 2020
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A Ayesh A P
Colombo, Sri Lanka150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Detailed, organized and spacious place. There is an entrance fee. Don’t miss out if you are in Kandy, especially if you are visiting “Maligawa”.
Written February 18, 2020
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Harlie R
Shenzhen, China100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Included in price of Temple of Tooth. You could easily spend 2 hours here reading everything, even if you rush through it’s still an hour. Don’t skip it, it’s really cool and the museum is unique and well maintained.
Written January 29, 2020
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petermQ2708UJ
Zurich, Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
ticket included in temple of the sacred tooth relic - foreign countries were given rooms to display their specific Buddhism so you will see the Pakistan way - the Japanese way - the Tibetan way etc.
Written January 14, 2020
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