Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura

Look upon the awesome structure of Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, among the tallest stupas in the ancient world. Standing 400 feet (122 m), the mound-like structure utilizes a whopping 93.3 million baked bricks. Set in an ancient Buddhist monastery, the building likely dates back to the 4th and 5th centuries BCE--and supposedly houses a sash that was tied by the Buddha himself. Conservation efforts are slowly underway here; you may notice trees growing from the temple itself, evidence of years of neglect. Walk around the site, taking in the intricate stone carvings and reclining Buddha. You'll need to take off your shoes to visit; bring some socks to navigate the hot stone ground, and wear long pants or a skirt. To find out how to plan a trip to Anuradhapura, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Not to be missed for those who go to Anuradhapura. More an impressive legacy that today we can contemplate. Do the back is relaxing.
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  • Very famouse place in anuradhapura. Every buddhist people should visit this place.ancient place very close to the city.i visited so many times also with my family . So many tourists are coming to wors...  more »
  • Really very busy very much believers and quite large, the people are again all in white. We bare feet and the temple clothing
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  • One of the highly valued historical and religious landmarks located within the ruins of the sacred city of anuradhapura. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here. This is also significant in recorded history as one of the tallest structures in the ancient world. It is 400 ft in height.
  • One of the great sacred place in Anuradhapure. Its renovated now
  • One of the tallest buildings of ancient world. Located in Anuradhapura world heritage historical city of Sri Lanka. 400 feet height. Jethawanaramaya is the tallest stupa in ancient world and its still the largest Sthupa in world. Built more than 1700 years ago by King Mahasen of Sri Lanka.
  • Very sacred place of buddhist. This is a world heritage
  • One of the largest structure in the ancient world. It shows the engineering knowledge of ancient Sri Lankan people's.

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Where to stay in Anuradhapura

Hotels and guesthouses lie scattered around Anuradhapura, and accommodations tend to concentrate in a green neighborhood between the main street and Nuwara Wewa irrigation tank. Mid-range hotels near the tank also have swimming pools. Budget travelers should explore the numerous family-run guesthouses, where you can negotiate the price. You can always accept the offer by your rickshaw driver for a basic room at a reasonable rate.
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