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Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura

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Religious Site
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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  • If you're going to do the Sacred city tour - wear socks. We didn't and our feet got so hot - by the time we got to this stupa we couldn't be bothered getting out of the tuk tuk  more »
  • This is one of the smaller stupa's in Anuradhapura, but has more going on at the site than the others and is quite impressive to see. There is more around the area as well, with some ruins from the mo...  more »
  • This is really an architectural jewel of Anuradhapura!! If you visit it in the dry and hot season (for example, in April), bring a pair of socks!!  more »