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Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura

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Religious Site
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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  • This temple has tales of the past and relevance of now to take in. Our guide did not add much because his English was somewhat below his promise.  more »
  • Very hot there, big, impressive....but not much else to see. Some beggars trying to sell you overpriced souvenirs  more »
  • This is one of the great construction in sri lankan history and it was built by one of the renowned king named " Dutu demunu " . Some says this seems like pyramids that built in Egypt as well..and the...  more »