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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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
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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 crowd, you will feel the real tranquility of looking at Samadhi state of Buddha.
Surrounding floor area is stone layered. Feel hot to the feet at noon time. So best time to visit is early morning or late evening.
As this statue is completed recently (2015), visitors are still abundant to witness the spectacular.
So that mostly the people who visit Ridee Vihara nearby, do not want to miss this temple as well.

Thank bi2mon
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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 will feel serenity

Thank Sarpaya
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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 elegantly carved out of stone and the artists who succeeded in doing this are to be highly appreciated.

Thank FireHat
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Great place. Perfectly carved granite statue of Buddha, makes my mind calm and peace. Best time to visit would be evening.

Thank Krishantha J
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