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World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala

Rideegama, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Calming place to stay alone or with your special one for a while

This Buddha statue is nearly 30 km away from Kurunegala town and reachable in 40 minutes by scooter... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Seganart
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Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
A thing of Beauty is a Joy forever

We visited this huge statue, situated at Moneragala temple in Rambodagalla, early morning at... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Seevali D
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“buddha statue” (10 reviews)
“nice place” (2 reviews)
“early morning” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rideegama, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This Buddha statue is nearly 30 km away from Kurunegala town and reachable in 40 minutes by scooter or even faster by car on very good newly built road. There is a old Buddhist temple and the statue across it with pond in front. Small...More

Thank Seganart
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We visited this huge statue, situated at Moneragala temple in Rambodagalla, early morning at sunrise on 4th January 2018. The statue had been carved from an existing rock. It is simply beautiful !! The surroundings were serene and quiet. There was an offering to the...More

Thank Seevali D
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Even though you expect the same atmosphere like at Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa, this place is just turning in to ruins. The statue looks somewhat not in the same category of other statues like "Samadhi" or "Gal Vihara" but a good attempt though. Elders/disabled has no...More

Thank Suranga R
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

nice place to visite if you around kurunegala. free to visite not many people there nice scenary ; good location for people who are into phografy nature. statues, temple<; litle monks.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Beautiful and extraordinary - remember to remove your shoes and don't turn your back on Budda!. Worth arriving to see the ceremony.

Thank richard L
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This huge seated Buddha statue was conceived by some wealthy devotees as a compensatory act after the demolition of the Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan by the ISIS. It has been carved out of the rock by an Indian sculptor, and is located in Rombodagalla, Ridheegama,...More

Thank Max J
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Still the surrounding is on construction, but the statue is completed. One of the best statues in the island. Donations are really be helpful to complete the minor works.

Thank Charith B
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

It's a very impressive site to see. There is a bit of an uphill walk to see it. But I think it is worth the walk. I recommend going in the morning or the evening to avoid the heat.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

A great monument carved in stone, located in Monaragala Temple (Rambadagalla Viharaya). What is so important is it's not just a cement sculpture, but carved into a big granite stone. However this place is so crowded during holidays. Visit the statue when there is less...More

Thank bi2mon
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I recommend you not to visit this place on a holiday. It will ruin your mood as loads of people visit this place. This place is a ancient buddhist monastery but the crowd jumble the serenity. Visit this place when no crowd is there. You...More

Thank Sarpaya
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medi r
31 March 2018|
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It is tallest Granite Buddha, this is what Wiki says.
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