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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short drive from the city proper, the Buddha temple offers a beautiful bird's eyeview of Kandy. Wear modest clothes when coming here. We came just before sunset and the view was just amazing! When taking a photo, never take them with your back...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many legends surrounded by this mountain called Bahirawakanada means “gnome Mountain” the statue of Buddha made in 1972 but before that there was a ancient temple for the god of protection “Bahirawa” According to ancient stories so calles it Devils mountain

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank exquisitesrilanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your interested about photography you must visit here, it's too up location nive view you can see full of Kandy from up nice location,

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

At night the statue stands out like a beacon - quite beautiful. I went to the statue during the day, and it offers great views of Kandy and surrounding area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debra R
Reviewed October 6, 2019

You can see this Buddha from all around Kandy. It is on top of a hill and the road is narrow. The statue is really impressive and so big. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank YinYang01
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

The Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha statue is located on top of the hill. The temple is nothing particularly exceptional, but the location is superb and you can see Kandy from an interesting location!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank franciscobenve
Reviewed September 24, 2019

When we visited there were a handful of people there (12 noon) we paid 500 Rs each to enter snd walk up the big steps to the base of the buddha. Once up there are great views of the city and it is very calm...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ClaireBenLondon
Reviewed September 13, 2019

We visited the Buddha statue and temple at night, got a good view of the city from up there. Even a day time visit is recommended to get a panoramic view of the town

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Murtaza P
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

The beauty of Kandy from the very top of the statue is breathtaking !!! A must see when in Kandy .... not very crowded the blowing at the top is sooooo nice !! A 180 degree view of Hanthana and Hunnasgiriya

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank anjaleef
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Bit underwhelming, you couldn’t go all the way to top and as such you don’t get that good a view of the city. A lot of the actual items of interest you can only peer through dirty window panes at. Pretty persistent requests for donations...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Elaina S | Reviewed this property |
Not sire but prob until 6 in afternoon
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