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Aukana Buddha Statue
An architectural marvel of the ancient Sinhalese, the Aukana Buddha statue stands at an impressive 39 feet tall. Visit the statue today alongside a visit to the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
Often called one of the wonders of the world, the looming statue of Buddha at Aukana is an amazing feat of architecture and sculpture by the ancient Sinhalese. The statue, which is cut from rock, stands at 39 feet above a plinth, decorated with lotus leaves and has shoulders that are 10 feet across. Dated to the period of King Dhatusena (459-477 AD), it has been exceptionally well-preserved over the years and is a wonderful site to visit.
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