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Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, Kandy
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You can't miss Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, a huge concrete Buddha statue visible from most spots in Kandy. If you prefer to get close, climb the set of stairs up the hill to the statue's perch, where you can enjoy pleasant views of the city. Try to spot the lake, football stadium, and tea factory from your outlook. Some devotees may leave flowers or light oil lamps to worship at this attraction. Keep in mind you must remove your shoes to approach the statue, so take socks to prevent burning your feet on the concrete. See Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and all Kandy has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kandy travel itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful view, little tourists! You have to go a few meters though but worth it ;-) Admission is in order! As always cover women shoulders :-) Have fun!
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  • Huge white Buddha statue is located on a hill near the town of Peradeniya. This place offers wonderful views over the whole of Kandy. To get to the mountains, you can take a taxi or use the Tuk-toucas. Further staircase leads upstairs.
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  • we walked up to the buddha really just to kill time in kandy , otherwise you should really get a tuk tuk, on the arrival the area like most of kandy is really quite filthy , not the buddha itself but ...  more »