Sri Lanka Travel Tours

Maligawila Buddha Statue

Maligawila Buddha Statue

Sum up

The Maligawila statue, 15kms from Buttala, dates back to the 7th century BC. It is the largest freestanding image of Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka, reaching a height of about 14 metres and is carved out of a single block of limestone. A second statue lies close by and depicts the Bodhisattva in princely attire.

Duration: 2 hours

Best Time: Year-round

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