International Buddhist Museum

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International Buddhist Museum
International Buddhist Museum (Temple of the Tooth , Kandy).jpg
International Buddhist Museum
LocationKandy, Sri Lanka
Coordinates7°17′41″N 80°38′27″E / 7.29472°N 80.64083°E / 7.29472; 80.64083Coordinates: 7°17′41″N 80°38′27″E / 7.29472°N 80.64083°E / 7.29472; 80.64083
WebsiteInternational Buddhist Museum website
Sarnath Buddha in the front

International Buddhist Museum is the world's first International Buddhist Museum.[1] It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The site was the former Palace of the Kandian King, Wimaladharmasuriya,[2] upon which the British constructed a Victorian era building, which housed the Kandy Kachcheri.

The museum was established with the contributions of 17 countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bhutan, and Afghanistan.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sri Lanka President declares open the International Buddhist Museum". Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ "World's Buddhist countries to be showcased at museum in Kandy". Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Contributions". Retrieved 29 May 2015.

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