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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka
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USD 88.00*
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Calm and Serene

This place is easily accessible and is very calm and serene. One must visit this place to know culture of the local people.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kirtan777
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Stockton on Tees
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are numerous such statues dotted over South East Asia and they give the impression of protection to the town and can be seen from numerous locations in the town. The visit is nothing special but adds to the atmosphere of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is easily accessible and is very calm and serene. One must visit this place to know culture of the local people.

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took a tuk-tuk from town up the steep hill to the white Buddha. You can get a round trip for 500R, they'll wait for you at the top. There were very few tourists around when we visited, which was nice. You can climb up the stairs at the back of the Buddha and get a magnificent view of the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to get up there - I suggest driving as far as you can. The statues is huge but not artistically impressive. The view is great!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 250 rupiahs you can enjoy a view of Kandy from the top of the Buddha: just this is worth the visit. We tried to reach it from downtown but gave up at a certain point: we couldn't not find it on google maps and we must have gone the wrong way. However, it should be feasible if you don't... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So interesting. The building is beautiful, has a special feel. No shoes worn in this place, extremely popular with the locals. The history is incredible with all the ancient pieces.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only good thing here is that you can see the whole kandy city from top of the budha. Before you enter, you have to store your shoes by the man in front of it, next there is always a child that come in the ticket office puts some "budha" clothes on and wants money for entry. What you get... More 

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Thank David S
Northumberland UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning to see this Buddah up close, great photos contrasting against the blue sky. If you dont fancy a very steep hill climb, get a tuktuk. Also, you need sarongs to cover legs and arms and there is a stall there charging to store your shoes - just put them in your bag, it isn't necessary to pay.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge buddha looking out over the city. Fabulous views of the city. It's a bit of a trek to reach so probably best to take a tuk tuk. Worth a visit.

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Rostock, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up was nice and the view over kandy is amazing. Totally worth the sweating! The "inside" of the statue for us was not worth the money (250rps.). Not much information and almost nothing to see, except for a souvenir shop. If you want to take the stairs to the top of the statue, you habe to pay the entrance... More 

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