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World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala

Rideegama, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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what a beauty

nice place to visite if you around kurunegala. free to visite not many people there nice scenary... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kvnw
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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Beautiful and extraordinary - remember to remove your shoes and don't turn your back on Budda... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richard L
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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
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“buddha statue” (9 reviews)
“long time” (3 reviews)
“nice place” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rideegama, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to visite if you around kurunegala. free to visite not many people there nice scenary ; good location for people who are into phografy nature. statues, temple<; litle monks.

Thank kvnw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and extraordinary - remember to remove your shoes and don't turn your back on Budda!. Worth arriving to see the ceremony.

Thank richard L
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This huge seated Buddha statue was conceived by some wealthy devotees as a compensatory act after the demolition of the Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan by the ISIS. It has been carved out of the rock by an Indian sculptor, and is located in Rombodagalla, Ridheegama,...More

Thank Max J
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Still the surrounding is on construction, but the statue is completed. One of the best statues in the island. Donations are really be helpful to complete the minor works.

Thank Charith B
Reviewed September 21, 2017

It's a very impressive site to see. There is a bit of an uphill walk to see it. But I think it is worth the walk. I recommend going in the morning or the evening to avoid the heat.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed May 11, 2017

A great monument carved in stone, located in Monaragala Temple (Rambadagalla Viharaya). What is so important is it's not just a cement sculpture, but carved into a big granite stone. However this place is so crowded during holidays. Visit the statue when there is less...More

Thank bi2mon
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I recommend you not to visit this place on a holiday. It will ruin your mood as loads of people visit this place. This place is a ancient buddhist monastery but the crowd jumble the serenity. Visit this place when no crowd is there. You...More

Thank Sapaya
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

The buddha is 88 ft high and that's about all one can say about this monolith atop the Ethagala or elephant rock looking down over the town of Kurunegala. The view is excellent but I'm not sure it's worth the drive to see. The area...More

1  Thank Monticat1
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

I visited this Buddha statue last month and the size truly lives upto the claim. The surroundings are pleasant and anyone will instantly love the natural beauty of the environment with trees, a lake and even the monkeys. The Buddha statue itself is beautifully and...More

Thank FireHat
Reviewed April 12, 2017

A short visit is all that is required to keep this image in your mind for a long time. The buddha statue is a real marvel.

Thank Gayan M
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