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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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  • This is one of very prominent place for all Buddhists. I write this note to help people who do not know the place. If you are visiting Anuradhapura, you should pay a visit to Ruwanweliseya (Golden San...  more »
  • Perhaps the most impressive I've seen dagobas. Huge, all painted white, round and with a wonderful architecture at the top. A rectangle with a large Tower on top. Also lots of prayer, a Buddhist pilgrimage and tourists admiring and taking pictures.
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  • Top of the list of attractions in the area and quite busy in the mornings. Go early because there is a lot of walking and quite a bit has to be barefoot (as it is within the Buddhist shrine). The ston...  more »