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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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  • Dagoba of the oldest but in perfect state of preservation and where it is supposed to be a relic of Buddha (collarbone). All painted white with red stripe is place of meditation, pilgrimage and prayer. One of the many that exist in Anudadhapura, an important religious centre for Buddhists.
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  • An intense sensation to see this magnificent temple. Also be a calm that invaded of spirituality as well.
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  • The history says it's the first stupa constructed in Sri Lanka. Hence, it's not large. However, the existing ruin shows that the stupa had a permanent shelter. It's not a difficult location and famous...  more »