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Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • The place you must visit.This is one of the biggest stupa's in the world. According to ancient chronology "Ruwanwelisaya" was built by King Dhutugemunu after defeating King Elara. It says this is one ...  read more »
  • The truth is that this Dagoba is visible from far away. We went to almost all of them, and is one more among all that there is.
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  • This was a wonderful experience. As there was a religious ceremony taking place it was interesting to observe the faith and believes of another religion. Tip - visit here late afternoon early evening ...  read more »
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