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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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Great visual at night.

Went night on a holiday so temple was closed. However got to look around for less money. Many temples here charge you & donations are needed to maintain them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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Woodend, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice temple to visit but our aim in going there was for the views over Kandy. It's very high up and ha great views of the town. It's 250 R entry. Slightly annoying in that once you enter - other staff then ask you for donations for the temple.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very huge Buddha, you can ask a tuk tuk driver to bring you there, I wouldn't bother pay to go in though, as you can easily look at it from outside

Thank JacobHappyTraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is good, but it has got a very bad road and we spent hours in traffic jam. When we arrived, they asked us to take off our shoes while the ground and stairs were teribbly dirty. What´s the point of taking off the shoes if everywhere else is dirtier than people´s feet?

Thank Ali A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a nice view from this statue. A bit of a climb, and make sure you have got something to protect your feet. We hadn't planned going there and didn't have socks to put on. The floor was scorching (as were our feet, which didn't add to the pleasure of the visit).

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went night on a holiday so temple was closed. However got to look around for less money. Many temples here charge you & donations are needed to maintain them.

Thank qimasters2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya at Bahirawakanda is a very attractive and hilly place in the Kandy Town. ... The omnipresent Buddha statue seen from everywhere in Kandy city. Take a tuk tuk ride to the Temple, just 1 km away from the Kandy city.

Thank manoj d
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 2nd largest Buddha in Sri Lanka at 88ft tall. It cost 250rupees to enter and you can climb a staircase to the level of Buddha's shoulder. The views are lovely and the Buddha itself very impressive. Well worth a visit if in Kandy

Thank BlackRose200
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit you can see whole Kandy from this place. It is best to visit evening this place to catch Sun set

Thank Navodatours
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely quiet place to visit for fantastic views over Kandy. It was inexpensive and definitely worth a visit in my opinion. There's not much else there to see but worth it for some tranquility in an otherwise busy city. The views from the top are pretty impressive.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place at a highest point in Kandy. The city is beautifully seen from here. As the title mentions it has the second largest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka.


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