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Address: National Museum, Kandy, Central Province, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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History of kandy

Do Visit this museum if you have some extra time. where you be able to see how the town was formed and also a small history of tea

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Gugan_Ilango
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Coimbatore, India
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here couple of times, where you can go back in time dreaming, whilst walking through the many corridors taking you to different rooms full of artifacts collected, which gives you and insight in to the life styles and utensils in ancient times. Further, walking through the rooms, one gets the chance of seeing many of the weapons used by... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

As of January 2017, this museum is still closed. (Someone noted this back in March, but I thought it would be good to provide a more recent update.) On the plus side, the location is right near the Garrison Cemetery, the Lake, and the Cultural Center, so it's not the end of the world if you go and it's still... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Do Visit this museum if you have some extra time. where you be able to see how the town was formed and also a small history of tea

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Thank Gugan_Ilango
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

A decent sized museum with some interesting displays. Gets unbearably hot inside so bring some water and a fan! A camera pass is an additional cost.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Looks like it will take many months to complete. Building material and tools are carelessly dumped on the ancient stone carvings in the garden and no one seems to care

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

From gems to jewellery, swords to crowns, the museum is full of wonderful well preserved exhibits from from the Kandyan Kingdom, now relocated in newer premises inside the temple itself, a must visit for the curious / budding historian and school children.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I would recommend this for everyone irrespective of caste or creed. Overall it is a wonderful experience for all to see.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Our guid recommended to us the visit of the National Museum and it was a good tip since we had seen already a lot of Buddhistic artefacts and wanted to get to know more about recent history of Sri Lanka.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

The National Museum in Kandy, while small, has a few excellent pieces, which give you an idea of what the Kandy kingdom was like, and also how proud this region is of their resistance to British occupation and rule. We spent a quiet couple of hours here, which is mpre than sufficient to browse through - I wish they more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This was somewhere I really wanted to visit and timed my visit to the Temple of the Tooth accordingly. Extremely disappointed to find it was closed for renovation - something that was not mentioned when I paid my entrance fee.

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