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Stuffed elephant

A very different place to visit. When you are nearby, look for it, but it is not a thing to do as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Visit Kandy's most famous tusker

The Raja Tusker museum is included in the admission to the Temple of the Tooth. It is a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary F
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Sri Dalada Maligawa | Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very different place to visit. When you are nearby, look for it, but it is not a thing to do as such.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gunnersen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Raja Tusker museum is included in the admission to the Temple of the Tooth. It is a small museum housing the stuffed remains of Raja Sri Lanka's most famous & loved Tusker who carried the Tooth Relic Casket every August for 50 years. Lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but interesting "museum" - well worth a quick visit to see how venerated the elephants are and the important role they play in the major festivals. Tusker's stuffed body is impressive !!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Getaway291528
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was small but evoked so many feelings, the reverence this elephant was treated to because it performed its sacred duty annually for 50 years carrying the tooth of the sacred relic...showed other visitors to our hotel and they were gutted but at least...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janetcS5952ZU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That's about it! The have the taxidermy of the elephant along with some of his decorations and dresses. There are many B&W photos about his life.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cameron D
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Raja elephant served for Kandy temple on their events for 50 years and friendly with people, it’s great to see that elephants are respected and named as national treasure of Srilanka. This place is very small but it’s speaks the entire history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teepanv
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Raja Museum is a small Museum housed inside the Royal Palace enclosure, which also houses Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. The Museum is dedicated to an iconic and famous Elephant, Raja, who was employed in the services of the temple during his lifetime of almost...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ShvRm_Traveller
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Just in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic you will find this museum. It has the elephant skin which used to cary Buddha

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a small museum inside the Temple of the Tooth grounds. It houses the taxidermic remains of the famous elephant Raja. If you are interested in the history of the Esala Perahera, it is interesting to see Raja and the historical pictures. Raja carried...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This small museum is in a corner of the grounds on the Temple of the Tooth. Dedicated to Raja the tusker elephant who was part of the annual Esala Perahera for over 50 years.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hdias
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