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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 1 week ago
rohansourjah
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Interesting historic statue

This statue is fascinating from several points of view. It is a huge, larger than life size carving... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
profjoypc
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

Thank jdrooge
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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
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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank francis v
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Be aware that Kushta Raja Gala and Buduruwagala rock carvings are two different places. This one is a small, barely noticeable rock carving in Matara.

1  Thank Anastasiia0512
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's worth paying a visit. A river and few small water bodies around. You can also hear the sounds of wild animals from the next forest. If lucky they may give you a glance

Thank Aaryathara
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