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“Huge Buddha with Great view of Kandy City”

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
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Bengaluru, India
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“Huge Buddha with Great view of Kandy City”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you are in Kandy , you must visit the place in early afternoon or, morning time.You can see this statue from most of the points in kandy city but it looks more beautiful from nearby with blue sky.
Kandy city looks amazing from here.You can see Kandy Lake, Football stadium, tee factory and cloudy hills as you climb up the stairs at backside of Buddha.

Visited December 2012
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Hyderabad, India
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“Panoramic view”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is the largest buddha statue at the highest point of kandy. It offers a panoramic view of the town and lake. It is a place not to miss while visiting Kandy. Ensure that you have enough liesure time when you visit this place.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Biggest buddah”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is great to view the whole kandy area. As a tourist you'll be stung 200rs to enter and the views worth it. You can see the whole city from up there. There are better places though that are free

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“best place to view kandy city”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

situated very close to Kandy City and this is on a mountain top.... once visit to this huge Buddha Statue will give you once in a lifetime experience.... if you have the strength it'll be great if you can walk all the way up the mountain (few km's)..... once you are there, you can see almost all parts of Kandy City...

Visited August 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Yup. It's a big Buddha!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you have a driver this will probably be one of the stops. It sits on top of a hill and towers over you when you arrive. We made an offering of flowers and enjoyed the view before purchasing a few things from the gift shop that supports the monks. Its nothing spectacular, but its worth a 20 minute stop to enjoy one of Kandy's famous sites.

Visited December 2012
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