A masterpiece etched in stone.
The massive Buddha statue that had been carved out of a single rock stands peacefully amidst the temple precincts in the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Dedication of the skilled artisans is apparent in the creation for it carries 16 features of Lord Buddha out of 32 that reflect his enlightenment and greatness. The statue being one of the tallest Buddha statues in the country reflects the serenity of Lord Buddha. It is noteworthy that this statue is engraved in such a way even a drop of rainwater would flow along a path over the nose of the statue preserving it. Many people visit the sacred grounds and leave awed by the kindness and compassion of Lord Buddha that is visible on the face of the statue.
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am-5.30pm|
|Price:||Locals: Rs50; Foreigners: Rs3,250|