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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Take a tuk tuk up there and enjoy the wonderful view and the nice little temple around the beautiful white Buddha.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A view of Kandy from the temple, which is on a hill, is brilliant. Entry is 200 for adults and 100 for kids. A few steps at the back of the Buddha got us up to the top for even better views. If we had a chance we will want to try going in the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

this stature seems less prominenet during the day as the hustle and attraction is connected to the tooth temple. However after dark it fills up the kandy cirty skyline

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Somerville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This statue is visible from all over Kandy. It's a good climb up to the top and for a small fee, 200Rs, you can go inside. The site is peaceful and has nice views. Not a must-do, but a nice diversion from downtown shopping etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a beautiful, peaceful temple, which thankfully has not yet been overrun by the hordes of tourists in Kandy. I would recommend coming here rather than to Arthur's Seat if you are after a view of Kandy. If you climb the Buddha statue, there is an excellent outlook.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In walking distance from Kandy town centre, offering excellent view to the town. Nice place to relax and see Kandy's attractions (the Temple and the lake) from different perspective. Might be even better after sunset. Small fee for visit.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This statue, all of 88 ft high, overlooks all of kandy. We spotted it from our hotel room and it was such an awe inspiring sight. The temple is simple and so peaceful. You can climb up behind the statue, and get a fantastic, birds eye view of the this quaint little town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Right on the hilltop, is this huge Buddhist statue, which is awe inspiring. The drive to the place is beautiful and the aerial view of the city, from here is simply awesome!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

i like to say that will be the hidden gem in kandy. You can climb top of the Buddha statue to get a beautiful view of the Kandy city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

just a quick tuktuk ride from the city center. the view from there during the day looks great but the statue itself stands unimpressive. howevere, it looks glorious in the night with all the ilumination

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