Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,707 contributions
Jan 2022
In a prominent position overlooking the city this buddha is visible from practically everywhere. It is therefore no surprise that from the very top of the monument accessed via steps are wonderful views in all directions, principally over the city and the lake. 250 rupees to enter, shoes off as it is a temple, a secure shoe store for a donation or leave them on the steps. Not the cleanest of steps, and the temple grounds themselves could do with some work but the view is worth the effort. A long uphill walk from town, a journey up and down by tuk tuk should be no more than 500 rupees, $2.50,
Written February 14, 2022
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Bori G
Debrecen, Hungary7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was a very good experience. There were no pushy “guides”. The entrance ticket is 250 lkr and no additional fee asked for the shoe keeping (there is a donation box there but no one forced us to put money in it). The top of the statue was opened where you can see the wonderful view of Kandy. This is a very peaceful place.
Written December 22, 2021
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AnuradhaBernard
Kandy, Sri Lanka79 contributions
Jan 2022
This is the best place to visit in Kandy. Staff and the Chief Incumbent is allowing Visitors to spend their time in a free and hassle-free environment. No one will disturb you. In most of the places in Kandy, you will be interrupted when you take photos or go around. You will encounter many questions in most places in Sri Lanka. But not in here. As a professional blogger, this is the only place that I can recommend anyone to visit without third party interruptions. I should really be thankful to the monks who in charge to maintain this place in such a proper manner.
Written January 30, 2022
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,783 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a massive White Buddha Statue located on top of the hill at Kandy. We had been visiting numerous Temples from Colombo, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Cave Temple in Dambulla, Sigiriya and Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy. By the time we visited this temple, we already had some fatigue visiting too many temples. Therefore, the experience became underwhelming here since we had visited those with comparatively more historical value and intriguing architecture details. As usual, proper attire is required and no shoes are allowed within compound of Temples in Sri Lanka. Few things to note for this temple is the panoramic view from the viewing platforms, some interesting wall painting depicting Buddha’s life and the giant white Buddha statue somehow gave us the peaceful feelings. Nominal entrance fee and donations are encouraged.
Written March 16, 2020
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Chamath Fernando
Colombo, Sri Lanka223 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a Buddhist temple boasting for a large Buddha statue. The premises that is located on a high elevation mount offers at least 270 degrees of view of the Kandy city and its green suburbs. The temple is located within a short distance of the city centre. This place of worship does not charge a fee for entrance. However, decent clothing with minimal exposure are recommended.
Written March 11, 2020
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nir0sh
Colombo, Sri Lanka942 contributions
Sep 2020
Bahiravakanda Buddha statue has become an icon of Kandy city. Bahiravakanda is another view point of Kandy city. This giant seated Buddha statue was built in 1992 to be seen to anywhere of Kandy town. Now it is a popular attraction. I have visited there at an evening and could watch the Kandy town with lights.
Written August 17, 2021
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Mr BlueRL
Leeds, UK248 contributions
Feb 2020
Let's be clear, there are lots of Budha statues in Sri Lanka and depending on your attitudes to religion and images of deities you may find such a site and unnecessary trek up a hill to see. However, I would argue that it is worth it.

The statue is visible from most places in Kandy but only with a visit do you realise how giant the figure is and how great a view the icon itself has.

It's a big white Budha high on a hill, and it does what it says on the tin. I recommend getting a tuk-tuk driver to take you there. This then allows you the privilege of laughing at other western tourists dripping with sweat having made the poor choice of walking up the hill in 30-degree heat.
Written April 15, 2020
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Ravana Traveller
Colombo, Sri Lanka27 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Bahirawakanda temple with the big Buddha statue is a famous landmark which everybody can easily seen from Kandy city. it’s about five minutes drive away from the city center. the statue located in the summit of the Bahieawakanda mountain. from the temple it’s a great view of the city good to spend time in a peaceful environment some steps to climb in the back of the statue.
Written May 13, 2020
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devidfy
South Denmark, Denmark7 contributions
Feb 2020
The 88m height buddha statue gives a great view to the world heritage city, Kandy. The place gives a picturesque view to the visitors providing a city view point. Bahirawakanda temple is also can be recommended for Buddhists and also for others as a place to visit to have a great view. During the night the lights of the town gives you a picturesque view. Recommended to visit with your family, friends and loved ones.
Written February 26, 2020
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Feb 2020
It was an awesome ride to the end destination. The tickets arent overly priced making it affordable to everyone to enter. A place worth visiting, you'd get an aerial view of the city of kandy.
Written February 17, 2020
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