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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dagoba of Thuparama and many more Anuradhapura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Anuradhapura attractions planning app .
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  • I must say the truth that after a while these stupe, stew ... eventually are pretty much all the same nothing to do with Hindu temples.
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  • here would (?) the right collarbone of the Buddha. around you see leaning columns. A separate place
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  • A smaller dagoba, compared to its larger brothers, but particularly interesting due to the circular columns (actually two circles) that surround the building itself. It is one of the ten-ish places yo...  more »

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