6 Museums to explore in Sri Lanka
An island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years.
It is also known as Puravidu Bhavana, one of the archaeological museums in North Central Province. The museum was established in 1947 under the prime effort of Dr. Senarath Paranavithana. It is one of the oldest museums.
Ceylon Tea Museum located in the south of Kandy. It has a library, exhibits that showcases very old equipments, also a tea café. The place has been converted from an old abandoned factory to a museum by the Sri Lankan Tea Council and the Sri Lankan Farmers Association.
Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then widely fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. The fort has recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka established on 1877. The museum reviews the history of Sri Lanka and its stages. In addition to this many manuscripts and artifacts dating back to ages, the museum also has a huge library housing valuable and old books.
Royal Palace Of Kandy was built in 1357, it was the main residence for the Sri Lankan kings. You will get the opportunity to take a tour and enjoy the sections of the palace and its installations, including the palace rooms and temples.