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Ariyapala & Sons

426 Main Road, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373
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Traditional Masks

A good collection of ancient traditional Sri Lankan masks. You can buy masks there . There is a... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Pasan M
interesting museum of the mask

Very interesting museum, in which a knowledgeable guide explained the use of the different masks in... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Pieta, Malta
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426 Main Road, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

A good collection of ancient traditional Sri Lankan masks. You can buy masks there . There is a mask museum and you can learn about the culture , history and different kinds of masks .

Thank Pasan M
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very interesting museum, in which a knowledgeable guide explained the use of the different masks in the Sri Lankan traditions

Thank LucienS
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Our tour guide for the day drove us here a part of his tour package. It was interesting to see the masks being made (donation box alert), but the museum really took the cake. The museum guide acted like she was being held hostage and...More

Thank twinzmom_12
Reviewed 24 January 2016

"Ariyapala Mask Museum" and Handycrafts Store, located near the main road is a great place to see and understand about the Sri Lankan Traditional Masks as well as the culture behind those masks. Other than displaying masks of famous "Daha Ata Sanniya" there are illustrations...More

Thank Madhawa_h
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I visited all shops and museums in Ambalangoda for the masks and I would recommend one should visit all if there is time. They have very unique ones in the museum indeed. A bit more expensive than in the rest of the places, but totally...More

Thank Sarah_Kaushik
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Ariyapala & Sons is one of the best places to buy the Sri Lankan Wooden mask, a best souvenir. Apart from shopping you can get a hands on feel of how a wooden mask is actually made in the workshop next to the shop. Prices...More

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Huge range of masks of all styles and prices, all carved on the premises. High prices also so don't forget to bargain.

1  Thank Eric754
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We visited many shops but had been informed this establishment was the oringinal and the best both for quality and price. I AGREE. We purchased a wonderful medium size Peacock mask and were able to take it with us. Beware, we understand there can be...More

Thank Rayh3
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Gave insight into the history of the masks which you see being sold everywhere in Sri Lanka. It was a small family run business, and passed 45 mins or so.

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Nice, small, immaculately maintained place in amalaguda. This had a store upstairs and a very quaint museum downstairs. Small but worth the visit, the stories behind both mask making and the masks themselves were captivating. And always nice to buy a mask for good luck.

1  Thank lovingchennai
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