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Ariyapala & Sons

426 Main Road, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373
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Very interesting place

Very interesting collection of mask with some really old pieces. You can also see the workshop, how... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Barbora_Vo
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Slovakia
Average visit

Lady in the shop offered guided tour, but she spoke and moved on so fast that I couldn’t really... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
amyrosylily
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St. Louis
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426 Main Road, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 258373
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Very interesting collection of mask with some really old pieces. You can also see the workshop, how they are made.

Thank Barbora_Vo
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Lady in the shop offered guided tour, but she spoke and moved on so fast that I couldn’t really capture the stories behind the masks... there were descriptions on the wall, but the content was not as rich as what she said (even though I...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Nice and lot to learn. We have do all readings in the posters and got to know. Eaven for the Locals must visit this place and see. No entry fee Only donations.

Thank Aravinda P
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a day trip. Good range of masks and products to buy. Quite expensive but at least the prices are on the products so you can see what they are. Museum is worth looking around for a couple of minutes.

Thank LondonE3Traveller
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is probably the most famous place for traditional masks in Sri Lanka. They have a workshop where you can see the artisans creating these beautiful masks. Personally this was the best part of the visit for me. They also have a museum which is...More

Thank Aditya_salian
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

A good collection of ancient traditional Sri Lankan masks. You can buy masks there . There is a mask museum and you can learn about the culture , history and different kinds of masks .

Thank Pasan M
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very interesting museum, in which a knowledgeable guide explained the use of the different masks in the Sri Lankan traditions

Thank LucienS
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Our tour guide for the day drove us here a part of his tour package. It was interesting to see the masks being made (donation box alert), but the museum really took the cake. The museum guide acted like she was being held hostage and...More

Thank twinzmom_12
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

"Ariyapala Mask Museum" and Handycrafts Store, located near the main road is a great place to see and understand about the Sri Lankan Traditional Masks as well as the culture behind those masks. Other than displaying masks of famous "Daha Ata Sanniya" there are illustrations...More

Thank Madhawa_h
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

I visited all shops and museums in Ambalangoda for the masks and I would recommend one should visit all if there is time. They have very unique ones in the museum indeed. A bit more expensive than in the rest of the places, but totally...More

Thank Sarah_Kaushik
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