Distance from Anuradhapura – 49.2 km (1 hour 11 minutes)
Aukana Buddha Statue is a standing Buddha statue which is situated in the village of Aukana in Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue stands at a height of over 12 m. Aukana Buddha Statue, which was built in the 5th century during the reign of King Datusena, is carved out of a colossal granite rock face. It is one of the finest standing statues constructed in the country which has made it a popular tourist attraction. Another popular attraction, Kala Wewa which was also built by King Datusena, is situated close by.
Getting to Aukana Buddha Statue
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway, Kekirawa Road and Andarawewa-Balaluwewa Road up to Kekirawa. Then travel along the Kalawewa-Aukana Road to reach the Aukana Buddha Statue which is situated in the village of Aukana in Kekirawa.