About Kandy National Museum
The Kandy National Museum is a museum of the history of the city of Kandy, particularly as it relates to the Kandyan period, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. It is housed in what was the Palle Vahala – home of the country’s queens (and concubines) – during the reign of Sri Wickrama Rajasingha (1780-1832).
Today, the Kandy National Museum displays an array of historical objects – over five thousand in all – right up to the 1815 document that transferred power to the British.
Sigiriya is a vast rock used over time as a Buddhist monastery and as a fifth century royal fortress.
The Temple of the Tooth is one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines. UNESCO-listed.
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