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From: @srilankabeaches

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Location: Dikwella Beach,Hiriketiya,Sri Lanka.

Dikwella, which means long bridge, is a coastal town 22 km east of Matara.

Dickwella is not mentioned in any of the old guide books, because it only started to attract foreign visitors in recent decades after guesthouses and a hotel sprung up along the beach. Buddhist pilgrims have also started to frequent Dikwella in the last thirty years, for about 2km from the town on the road towards Beliatte is their real destination, the Wewurukannala Vihara, the location of the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka. This is a seated image 50 metres high, which was completed in 1970. There is an eight-storey building behind that emphasizes the size of the statue. Inside is a staircase from which can be viewed comic strip paintings of the Buddha’s life.

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