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Buduruwagala Rock Carvings

Buduruwagala translates simply as Buddha Image Rock.

Buduruwagala is a rock shrine that dates from the ninth or tenth century. It comprises of seven massive Buddhist sculptures carved into a 21-meter-high cliff, including a 15-meter-high image of Buddha. There is still some stucco plaster of the robe over the figure, as well as a lengthy stripe of orange around the head. The figurines used to be beautifully painted. The tallest Buddha statue, which stands 15 meters tall, stands in the middle.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Ella Town (32km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- Yes (up to 3 star)
  • International Chain Hotels- No
  • Boutique Hotels- No
  • Resorts- No
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- No
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- No
  • Homestays- No
  • Eco Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from (estimate)

  • CMB Airport- 312km (travel time: 4hrs 40min)
  • Colombo City- 308km (travel time: 4hrs 50min)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 226km (travel time: 5hrs)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 275km (travel time: 5hrs 50min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 200km (travel time: 4hrs 10min)
  • Kandy City- 193km (travel time: 4hrs 30min)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 177km (travel time: 2hrs 50min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • January to March

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