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Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura

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Visit ancient Dagoba of Thuparama, the oldest Sri Lankan "dagoba," which represents the earliest monument of Buddhism. After the introduction of Buddhism, Devanmpiyatissa built the dagoba in the third century BCE, using the right collarbone of the Buddha in its construction, according to legend. Throughout its history, the dagoba has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, but has never lost its distinctive bell-like shape. You need to take your shoes off to enter the site, so bring some socks with you to protect against the hot stones and sandy paths. Plan your Dagoba of Thuparama visit and explore what else you can see and do in Anuradhapura using our Anuradhapura vacation generator.
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  • Initially the oldest Dagoba in Sri Lanka (World?). The bell shaped is very recent, it dates from the 19th century. The remains of the original Dagoba are dozens of columns that surround it.
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  • Aftrer an afternoon of visiting dagobas and participatiing in some of the ceremonies we climbed to the top of a lookout where I interacted with local people, sharing a laugh and small talk. I saw a su...  more »
  • One of the great massive stupas around Anuradhapura, although with little to see up close. Offers one of the most iconic photos in the area.  more »