We were taken to the view point by our driver and I loved the view and got some great photos of Kandy and its lake. Behind me, whilst I took photos, was a large statue of Buddha held by a cobra. I'm snake phobic and the statue was a problem for me. Fortunately I was particularly relaxed after 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and managed to turn my back on the statue and enjoy the views, and then get back into the car without looking at it. However, anyone who has similar problems needs to be aware the statue is there and seek help from companions to avoid seeing it.