Avukana Buddha Statue
Avukana Buddha Statue
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Sjim Romme
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We went to this place in the early morning. All carved on a stone. There's a great story to this place. Surrounding was calm and peaceful. We mediated around 2 hours at this place.
Written 10 May 2024
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Jip d
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Not worth a visit. You have to pay about 1500 rupies for each person. The statue is covered by a roof. In a few minutes you have seen everything.
Written 5 September 2023
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Dasun
Matale, Sri Lanka1,039 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It can be considered as a masterpiece of idol artists in our country.A place where the mind rests...
Written 16 August 2022
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Pavel from 2HungryWanderers.com
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia79 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The statue itself is well preserved and nice. Now it is under a roof, which makes it look less impressive than in older photos.
The entrance fee of 1000 LKR is extremely high and totally undeserved for a couple of minutes of looking at a single statue. Makes the whole experience something better to avoid.
Also, the roads in the area are in very bad condition, as a minimum there are 20-30 minutes bumpy ride if you decide to visit the site.
Written 20 August 2020
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H.B.S - Dambulla Rent A Car
Dambulla, Sri Lanka23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
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Written 18 August 2020
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
This is a magnificent example of our ancient craftsmanship. This is an amazing example of a well preserved standing Buddha statue. It’s a calm and peaceful place. Since this is a religious place behave well dress accordingly and pay your respects.
Written 16 July 2020
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AchiniJ3
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
I visited with our parents and my 8 years old son. It's recommended to go in the early morning since these days are very hot in the day time. We worshipped very peacefully because it's not very crowded. There's a information desk and the Policeman there was very helpful. Make sure to visit Raswehera Temple, same kind of Buddha statue there.Also a Good educational tour for my son.
Written 21 March 2020
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Luap123
Lichfield, UK217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I’m sure there was good reason to put a cover over this but it spoils the beauty and photography of the statue.
Written 3 March 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Likely dating from about the 8th c A.D., this 43' statue is striking. The Buddha is in the blessing position re his hands. The statue looks human but has transcendental, divine elements. The statue has a roof overhead for protective purposes but it does detract from the beauty of the artistic work. The lotus plinth or base was carved from a different piece of rock. We were there during a torrential downpour. On returning, there was an area to wash your feet and a little cloth on your shoes to dry your feet; classy.
Written 22 January 2020
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1LifeStand
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,290 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We stopped here on the way from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya.

Foreigners have to pay Rs. 1000 while locals walk in free. I asked the Buddhist priest if the Central Cultural Fund decides on the fees for which he gave a vague answer... When I repeated the question (upto here politely) he became quite angry and we exchanged some heated words!

Thereafter he calmed down and spoke to us by the Buddha Statue.

It is absurd to charge Rs. 1000 for a 5min visit to the statue.... And clearly the money was collected by the priest to improve the condition of his dwelling.

Charges at Buduruwagala was Rs. 364. Which we thought was reasonable.
Written 26 December 2019
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