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We stopped here on our drive from Ella. The rock carvings as amazing and the height of them is... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Melbourne, Australia
An intriguing ancient rock statue of unknown origin

This beautiful statue carved out of a rock is in a secluded place off the main roads at Weligama... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We stopped here on our drive from Ella. The rock carvings as amazing and the height of them is quite hard to image unless you are up close.

Thank hall3195
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It's a nice statue, well-preserved and the rock it's carved out of is huge and impressive. If you've never seen this style of carving (maybe you only came for the surfing) it's a must see. But if you've seen Indian or Sri Lankan carvings of...More

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This beautiful statue carved out of a rock is in a secluded place off the main roads at Weligama. Nobody knows for sure what the statue represents. Myths say that a foreign king arrived by ship and was cured of a disease and ordered that...More

2  Thank rohansourjah
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This statue is fascinating from several points of view. It is a huge, larger than life size carving in rock which you will find just a few minutes walk from the centre of Weligama town. It is understood to be one of the best statues...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This statue is a five minute walk from the beach in Weligama. It's an interesting statue, carved out of a boulder. I'm sure there are a lot of stories around this, but I didn't bother to find out.

Thank swede1102
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nestled just off of road B466 between Melissa and Akuressa you can find a pretty large batic factory

Thank jdrooge
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This statue has a high historical and aesthetic value. But surrounded by private residences, it rarely catches the eye of the tourist.

Thank parakrama_k
Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you don't pay attention you pass this statue. Is a very tiny location between the houses but very nice detailed sculpture. Carved from 1 rock without any mistakes.

Thank PRooms
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Though many folklore surround this magnificent rock carving of almost four meters in height, it is very much believed to be that of Avalokethisvara Bodhisathva and belongs to 6-7 century AD. It's situated in the southern coastal town of Weligama within walking distance from the...More

2  Thank Lalindra J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Situated in Weligama this stone statue is a marvel, at workmanship. I would have liked to have known a little more about this statue at the site, but their was no english text. Nice to visit if you'r staying near or around weligama.

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