|Aukana the 1500-year-old Buddha colossus, carved out of living rock, this almost freestanding statuereaches
high and beautiful 13 meters above its lotus decorated plinth, which has been separately sculptured
and placed under the feet of the image. With the rays of the rising sun falling on the statue, the serenity
of the exquisitely carved face and the gracefully carved robe is indeed a marvel of art of a by gone era.