Rambadagalla Monaragala Pirivena

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Depicting the dhyana mudra of Gautama Buddha, the statue at Rambadagalla Monaragala Pirivena is known as the world’s tallest seated Buddha statue. The magnificent Buddha statue cut out of a massive granite rock sits calmly on a lotus flower based on bands of swans, elephants and creepers is about 67 feet tall.

The statue demonstrates the fine skills of modern day sculptors. With its lovely calm atmosphere it takes your mind into a divine tranquil state. The stairs leading to the raised grounds where the statue is at offer magnificent pre-sunset views. The statue is the result of a decade worth of continuous efforts of sculptors from India. It's best to visit in the mornings or evenings, pre-sunset views are amazing here, you’d be expected to wear appropriately and walk barefoot when visiting. 

There are no tickets however the temple on the opposite side of the statue, the custodian of the statue would welcome donations.