Aukana Buddha
One of Sri Lanka’s best tourist attractions is undoubtedly the Buddha of Aukana.

You will wonder how this huge Aukana Buddha was carved.

Like the great architectural figures of Sri Lanka, this statue was also carved in the rock.

Imagine that the author found a huge granite boulder and began to carve and carve up to extract this huge figure of over 13 meters. Specifically 11.84 meters which with the pedestal reaches 13 meters.

The only part that is separate is the pedestal, on which the Buddha stands, in the form of a lotus flower. Once carved it was placed under the statue.

When was it carved?

The figure of Aukana Buddha was made in the fifth century by order of King Dhatusena.

Tell Legend says …

As we have already said, this Buddha was commissioned by King Datusena. Although there is also a widespread legend that says that the Buddha of Aukana was born as a result of a competition between the Master and his Student.

It seems that Teacher and Student have started building a large Buddha in several places in the northern area near Anuradhapura. The teacher finished the Buddha first and the student abandoned his unfinished work.

Where is it ?

The Buddha of Aukana (or Avukana) is 51 km from Anuradhapura and 50 from Sigiriya. So you can easily integrate this visit into your trip to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka.

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Location of Aukana Buddha

What does the position of the Buddha’s hands mean?

The figure represents the standing Buddha, in a variant of the Abhaya Mudra, a gesture that induces reassurance and salvation, as the open hand in front symbolizes distancing and detachment from fear.

Visiting hours

It can be visited from 7:30 to 18:00 and is open every day of the year.

Visit price:

1,000 Sri Lankan rupees

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

This country is incredibly green.

It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

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Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and WhatsApp.

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We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you even while you are on Tour.

Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in English, Spanish and Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.
In a nutshell, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.