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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Kandy
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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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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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Located on a hill, this was suggested by our hotel owner. You can climb on top of the Buddha statue to get a beautiful view of the Kandy city..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This Buddha overlooks the entire of Kandy City and it's amazing how very few people take the trip up to visit this quiet site. It's a great place to take a step back from life, enjoy the quiet and peace that Kandy promises. Absolute favorite compared to many of the other towering Buddha statues around Lanka as this statue emanates... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I went to the Bahiravokanda Vihara statue on my own. I decided not to take a tuktuk and didn’t have a map, so the statue itself was my actual orientation point. It took me about 20 minutes to reach it. There is a small entrance fee of 200 LKR to pay, and you also have the chance to buy an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is an OK place to visit above the hills of Kandy. A small fee to pay at entrance, then up a number of stairs, and then free to walk around. Apparently you can take the stairs all the way up to the nearly top of Buddha, but I didn't. There was a small shop there selling good literature books... More

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Ramingstein, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

From the city it looks quite impressing but up on the temple I couldn't find anything special. We saw the Bentota Temple before and that was much a better experience as the inhabitants are still going there to pray and make there celebrations, and that's even for free. For the Buddha Statue you have to pay entrance, even that it's... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Despite other reviews and things I've read in guide books I think this is worth a visit, I went early, 9am the walk was steep but short, 15mins or so, the temple was very quiet and the breeze was lovely! A nice getaway from the busy streets below and some interesting literature in the gift shop.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I walked up to the temple and it was great to see the view over Kandy. The statue is big and looks nice. In the back of the statue are stairs to go up the statue. Entry fee was only 100rp! Great!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Visit this place at early morning so that you can enjoy the peace and calmness of the place and the beautiful view from the temple of the whole city. Dont forget to purchase souvenirs from the temple shop as it will the cheapest shop to buy souvenirs in whole of kandy. The stuff we bought there were sold up to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The view from the temple is amazing! This is the Buddha statue that you see from Kandy city and is 88ft tall. However, there is not much to see in the temple. We just climbed the steps to the top for the view... Everyone else seemed to be doing the same. Tips: 1. Beware of dogs in the temple! They... More

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