Bahiravokanda Buddha Statue – An epitome of ancient sculpture

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Located within easy reach of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka is a massive concrete religious monument known as the Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. This Buddha statue is visible from most of the spots in Kandy.

Bahiravokanda Buddha Statue image by Andy Nobes via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is predominantly a Buddhist country and has a large number of monuments and temples spread across various parts of the country. Even though famous among tourists for various other reasons, the culture of the country also plays a key role in attracting tourists.

Religious monument

A spiritual, as well as literal highlight of your visit to Kandy, will be the 88ft tall Bahiravokanda Buddha Statue. Situated 20 minutes away from the Peradeniya police station, the Buddha statue is one of the tallest in Sri Lanka.

Views to die for

Take in the panoramic views of Kandy when you go up the stairs. Kandy Lake and the tea factory are some of the iconic tourist attractions nearby that can be seen from the top.

Things to remember

Be sure to get more insights before you visit this historical city; travel blogs such as The Vacation Gateway has a plethora of information on top vacation destinations in the world. One of the main things to keep in mind is removing shoes/slippers and caps before entering this religious premise. Devotees can worship the statue by lighting oil lamps and offering flowers.


Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+


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