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This site as most sacred sites ask you to remove shoes and hats. The statues are amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cranbrook, Canada
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Pilgrimage to Anuradhapura

Had a full day pilgrimage tour to Anuradhapura sacred city. You should not miss to visit Avukana... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Pinwatta, Sri Lanka
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Avukana, Kekirawa 50100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site as most sacred sites ask you to remove shoes and hats. The statues are amazing. Definitely a must do.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Had a full day pilgrimage tour to Anuradhapura sacred city. You should not miss to visit Avukana Buddha statue.It was a great construction.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wijayanandagk
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Great job done by the craftsman. The Statue was made out of a huge granite rock and it is so beautiful. Now they have made a roof in order to protect the statue from the wind and rain. Recommend to any tourist who is interested...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nilmini D
Reviewed 28 December 2018

This large standing Buddha statue, carved from the granite cliff over 1500 years ago is well worth the brief stop as you make your way to other historic destinations. This is the largest statue of its type in Sri Lanka, and it's a true work...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The 12 meters statue of a standing Buddha was masterfully carved out of granite stone sometime in the 5th century. Apparently it is one of the best examples of a standing statue in Sri Lanka, thus quite popular, although at the time of our visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Situated in north central province close to kekirawa Passing the huge tank in Kalawewa you can reach the place. Here you can see a stormy statue of Lord Buddha. its very big and the work is so neat and wonderful The important thing is that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Samanpadmalal
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Avukana Buddha statue is almost 12 m high and is carved out from a granite cliff. it is almost free-standing , being joined to the cliff by just a narrow piece of rock. It is commonly believed that this statue was constructed in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I had visited Aukana.it was a nice place to visit as Buddhist.on the way to Aukana nature is should have to take a fresh breath.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Thilini C
Reviewed 18 March 2018

If you are up in the Cultural Quarter - this is a "must do" location to visit. The statue is considered to be one of best examples of standing buddhas in Sri Lanka and it is really impressive. It stands over 40 ft tall and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Interesting place, but the Reswehera Buddha at Sesseruwa is better in my opinion. This statue is also now spoiled by the metallic roof (necessary to preserve the statue), a massive structure. Worth to visit if you are passing by.

Date of experience: January 2018
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