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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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  • This is the one of the first stupa that is build in Sri lanka . Its not much bigger as other stupas that we see here in Anuradhapura but there s a belief that there was a roof around the stupa but now...  more »
  • The stupa was built by king Dewanampiyatissa in 2nd century BC and this is the first stupa built by a king in Sri Lanka.  more »
  • This is one of the earliest monuments of the country and so from that point of view worth a visit. It was not something that takes a great deal of time in itself but it is another one of these places ...  more »