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Avukana Buddha Statue

Avukana, Sri Lanka
+94 77 646 4890
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One of the "Must Do's" in Sri Lanka.

If you are up in the Cultural Quarter - this is a "must do" location to visit. The statue is... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Honisoiquimalypense
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Derby, United Kingdom
Nice place

Interesting place, but the Reswehera Buddha at Sesseruwa is better in my opinion. This statue is... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Marco M
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Trieste, Italy
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Avukana, Sri Lanka
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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

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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.

Thank Marco M
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Avukana is the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka carved out of one single rock during 459 - 477 AD . It shows the pose of Asisa Mudra of Lord Buddha.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my family visited this place according to our guid's suggestions, after visited we understood this is a very important place to visit. I can recommend aukana.

Thank mohommadthafik51
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

It's about 45 minutes drive from dambulla. A large standing position granite statue of Buddha. If you are in dambulla or anuradhapura and have a couple of hours to spare may be check it out. The tourist ticket price is 1000lkr

Thank Yohan P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

In the north central province of Srilanka , we come across this colossus Buddha statue in the Awakana village on the Dambulla- Anuradhapur highway. The 40feet (nearly) Buddha statue in the standing posture in the blessing posture is carved on a huge granite boulder ,...More

Thank Sivakumar V
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This ancient stone statue is nearly 50 feet high. Incredible. The resident monk, dressed in orange robes was very welcoming & eager to speak of having met Queen Elizabeth11 & The Duke Of Edinburgh in 1981 when they visited the site. Donations are welcomed to...More

Thank RamblerAtHeart
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This statue is a massive standing Buddha hewn out of solid rock in the 5th or 11th century, according to who you believe. It was a very impressive piece of history for such an ancient sculpture. Of course we had to take our shoes off...More

Thank Deryn H
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We can see kala wewa around Avukana buddha statue! And it was calm place nice place great budhdha statue. one of greatest creation of our ancient. I would like request all to visit this place and donate as much as you can to protect and...More

Thank Umesh N
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

According to legend, the magnificent 12m-high standing Aukana Buddha was sculpted during the reign of Dhatusena in the 5th century, v

Thank Milan W
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