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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Kurunegala
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed November 19, 2017

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

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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, off Kurunegala.

Thank Max J
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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
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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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