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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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  • One of the best religious and historical place you should visit. If you are live SL you must visit this place with a guide 
  • A visit to the stupas is pretty pricey, but certainly worth it. The various sights are quite far away from each other, it is a huge gebid. By bicycle, tuk tuk or car is a must.
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  • We went there for the first day of the school holidays in Sri Lanka. What fervour! Flowers of all colors, pilgrims dressed in white... Beautiful!
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