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Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura

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Hailed for its architecture, the stupa of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba has a sacred reputation among Buddhists around the world. Once you see its pure white dome towering overhead, it's easy to understand why. Although ancient, the stupa stands as one of the world's tallest monuments, and also holds the titles of one of the Solosmasthana and one of the Atamasthana (places of veneration). Keep in mind you have to remove your shoes to enter, so consider visiting in the morning for cooler weather; if you go in the afternoon, you have to tour the attraction barefoot on the hot stones, or carry a pair of socks with you. Using our custom trip planner, Anuradhapura attractions like Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice Dagoba, in a lovely setting with a few ruins and in the middle of a park. Here come Sunday is the top, there are all the faithful who come to pray and locals who like to stop to discuss because they are curious about our way of life! This Dagoba is surrounded by a wall with sculptures of elephant and it is painted white every year between March and April for the religious holidays of June!
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  • This is just one Dagoba in the Anuradhapura historical site, but it is the one used by pilgrims and worshippers today. Well worth and visit, even if not Buddhist. Beware the hot stones as you can`t we...  more »
  • Big stupa stands as architecture marvel and attracts all not only Buddhists. There were many people but not crowded considering the big space. We had difficulty in reaching the place due to our driver...  more »