The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), was carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. The Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue constructed in ancient Sri Lanka. It is now a popular tourist attraction.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kekirawa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Avukana Buddha Statue and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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... more »
I’m sure there was good reason to put a cover over this but it spoils the beauty and photography of the statue. more »
Most remarkable place i have gone through. From polonnaruwa its bit far away. But can go. Near a lake the statue situated. Parking there. Statue is huge and nice.. people can worship. Clean place and specially for mind relaxation its good
It's a big statue and a tiny temple. Located in a remote area so I am not sure if it's worthy but if you are around, you should definitely visit
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