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Somawathiya Stupa, Polonnaruwa

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  • This is a stupa which every Buddhist should visit. In Kandy dalada maligawa it houses the sacred left tooth relic of the lord Buddha and Somawathie stupa houses the right sacred tooth relic of the lor...  more »
  • A silent and calm place on earth with sacred right tooth relic of lord Buddha at temple surrounded by wilderness is must to visit by any pilgrim or tourist.  more »
  • Great Place to be. Bring lot of water when your there. You can ride a bicycles around when your there. You can enjoy the sun all around the year.  more »
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  • Suggest to visit early morning sunrise. you can enjoy the surrounding wild life and calm and peace.If you lucky enough you can see some of wild Elephants and birds.
  • A very fascinating place to visit in Polonnaruwa area. In the morning sunrise is very beautiful. Also you can see elephant, deer.
  • Somawathi Chethiya (Somawathiya) situated in Pollonnaruwa District, in North Central province in Sri Lanka. According to the history records, it was built in 2nd BC by Prince Giriaba the Somawathi Chethiya on the request of his wife Princess Somawathi, who wanted to involve in religious activities, where they lived near the Mahaweli River on a small village called “Somapura”. This stupa is said to enshrine the right tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
  • One of the most sacred places in Sri Lanka. The stupa contains the sacred tooth relic of lord Buddha. This temple is situated in middle of jungle on the bank of Mahaweli river. Wild elephants are roaming around the temple even in day time.
  • A stupa with great significance to Buddhist located along banks of Mahaweli river