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“NIRVANA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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“NIRVANA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Most peaceful and wonderful place!! Truly gives you a sense of peace. A must see in Kandy!! Much better than any other location in Kandy!!

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing View of Kandy City from the Top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The large white Buddha statue is visible from Kandy City so I asked the tuktuk driver to take me to there. You need to pay an small entrance fee like LKR 200. It was an easy climb and the view of Kandy City is really amazing. The final flight of stairs to the topmost area was closed but you still get an excellent photo opportunity.

Visited October 2013
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“Buddha on the hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The serenity and view from here is fantastic. You get hassled a bit as you walk in with regards to paying to have your footwear looked after and purchasing flowers. Very nice though. Remember to cover your shoulders.

Visited October 2013
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“A great view in a nice quiet environment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was an iconic place with the Statue of Lord Buddha in the hills which can be seen from any where in Kandy. You have to go there to experience your self the breathtaking view of whole the Kandy town and beyond!!! It was an amazing experience and the environment is really quiet and relaxing as well..

Visited July 2013
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“A nice view and walk up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We walked up to the temple from the bus station. It is really not that far or that steep (as some of the reviews here say) and very well sign posted. It was so hot and pretty sweaty so take water! Probably took us about 20 minutes. The man by the shoe place was quite insistent trying to sell us lotus flowers etc that we didn't want to buy.

The temple itself costs about 200 rupees and is not that exciting. It was very empty and there were a fews murals inside the Buddha but nothing that exciting. However from the main area at the foot of the Buddha you can see really nice views over Kandy and the lake. Although our guide book thought the views were better from the other side of the lake we really liked being able to see the train station, cricket stadium etc as well as the lake.

You can climb up the Buddha statue although the very top was locked. This also had pretty views to the hills behind Kandy.

I would say this is something to do if you have a bit of time in Kandy/ want somewhere to walk with nice views but not otherwise.

Visited May 2013
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