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Historical Place

Very old statue. You can find the historical story behind this statue near this place which... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Emalsha R
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Weligama, Sri Lanka
Beautiful Treasure

So nice to find a beautiful such a jewel in all the hustle and bustle. We were guided there by our... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
peninsula65
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was an amazing statue and set in a nice little park, but we took a special trip out here to see it in a tuktuk, after not much research into it. Great as a stopover on the way to something else, but it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Shivi H
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Very old statue. You can find the historical story behind this statue near this place which established by Department of Archaeology in Sri Lanka for further information.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Emalsha R
Reviewed 27 September 2018

So nice to find a beautiful such a jewel in all the hustle and bustle. We were guided there by our Tuk Tuk driver and we were so pleased to find this statue possibly dating to the 9th century with such history. So mesmerising.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peninsula65
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We stopped here on our drive from Ella. The rock carvings as amazing and the height of them is quite hard to image unless you are up close.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hall3195
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It's a nice statue, well-preserved and the rock it's carved out of is huge and impressive. If you've never seen this style of carving (maybe you only came for the surfing) it's a must see. But if you've seen Indian or Sri Lankan carvings of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This beautiful statue carved out of a rock is in a secluded place off the main roads at Weligama. Nobody knows for sure what the statue represents. Myths say that a foreign king arrived by ship and was cured of a disease and ordered that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank rohansourjah
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This statue is fascinating from several points of view. It is a huge, larger than life size carving in rock which you will find just a few minutes walk from the centre of Weligama town. It is understood to be one of the best statues...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This statue is a five minute walk from the beach in Weligama. It's an interesting statue, carved out of a boulder. I'm sure there are a lot of stories around this, but I didn't bother to find out.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank swede1102
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nestled just off of road B466 between Melissa and Akuressa you can find a pretty large batic factory

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jdrooge
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This statue has a high historical and aesthetic value. But surrounded by private residences, it rarely catches the eye of the tourist.

Date of experience: November 2017
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