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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 71 838 1367
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“tuk tuk” (60 reviews)
“nice view” (38 reviews)
“steep climb” (15 reviews)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 71 838 1367
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a must see attraction, huge Buddha statue beautifully carved very peaceful. The place has positive vibes . Its very calm and peacefully.

Thank Madhureeti1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all the large sitting and walking Buddha's around Sri Lanka. This one has a great view over parts of Kandy. You can walk in from the town or take a cheap tuk tuk. Worth the visit!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very special place with amazing view and very huge Buddha. Up a hill you can even go walking . It actually feels good to go up walking as if it was a pelgrimage

Thank fai f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I'd highly recommend taking a tuk tuk to visit this giant Buddha as the hill is very steep. Once there though you get a good view onto the city and who doesn't love a giant buddha

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can catch tuk tuk up but I opted to walk, a moderate hike as all up hill. Not many tourist so was nice to stroll around and enjoy the peace. Some great views of Kandy and beyond

Thank jasperwba11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 88-ft stature at the top of a hill that gazes upon the city is an infatuating sight. There are steps up to near the top of the statue and one can peer down upon the whole city. It is an unbelievable view and the...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive in size and beauty. The statue has a calming effect. Perched on top of a steep mountain, you need to be fit to walk up. Still, its worth the climb.

Thank francesrebello
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A proper attraction that must be visited whilst in Kandy. Entry fees are applicable here, just like the rest of SL, and they loot tourists on this as usual. Not very fancy, but not worth the entry fees.

Thank kmajumdar
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Get a lift up here, as the hill is pretty steep and the tuk tuks are cheap, but worth it for the wonderful view.

Thank cathhhhhh
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our reward of spending some of our time in Big Buddha was the panoramic view of Kandy city. Prepare 250 rupees entrance fee and a little tip to watch your shoes. There's nothing more interesting here aside from the huge White Buddha statue and of...More

1  Thank Akimoto K
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16 March 2017|
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Response from travel m | Reviewed this property |
Not more than 20-30mins
31 October 2015|
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Response from Pi-Anna-3 | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. They charge you 200 rupees to get in, as well as more money to look after your shoes! whilst I was there they followed me around asking me for more money in the form of donations.