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Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Full-Day Private Anuradhapura Sacred Places Tour from Colombo
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At 300 feet, it is the third biggest stupa in Anuradhapura.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an impressive visit we had here; if you are in Anuradaphura this is an absolute not-to-miss. Be aware that shoes are not allowed and your knees need to be covered

Thank peetje01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is huge and the monument looks like it touching up the clouds. Very beautiful and attractive.

Thank Stevej88877
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

9 pm at night when you sit at the chetiya ground focussing on the tip of the crown and meditate, you get a divine feeling. I can imagine how king Dutugemunu felt especially when it was built by himself. Dr Aruna Kondasinghe

Thank Dr. Aruna K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must place to visit when you are in Anuradhapura.best time to visit there in the night .place will make your mind so relax while you meditate near it.

Thank Dasitha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TIP: leave your shoes on the bus/your car so you dont need to pay for them to tend to your shoes. - would recommend visiting this place at sunset so you can get nice daytime as well as nighttime photos. it looks impressive any hour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a pilgrim site for Buddhist, i like this stupa very much. Its so majestic and serene. I went to this stupa twice already. In Srilanka its a custom to take off sandals or shoes to enter the temple area or dagoba area. Socks are...More

Thank Hendrik P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very ancient stupa and there were so many people coming to pray. You have to take off your footwears but socks are still allowed. You have to keep them at the counter and pay small donation to the keepers (maybe about LKR50 but it's...More

Thank Jessyca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stupa is a very ancient stupa, visit in the evening and sit by the side for hours you will feel that your soul is relaxed.

Thank Hasith9684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stupa is one of the tallest monuments in the world. The outside wall is decorated with black elephants throughout the circumference of outer wall. The stupa is considered to be very scared and hence usually this place is crowded.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Built by King Dutugamunu around 200 BC. Another must visit site for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. Buddha's relics are kept here. One of the biggest Buddhist stupa's in the world.

Thank mep00
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30 November 2016|
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Response from MohanSamaratunge | Reviewed this property |
I am really sorry for the late reply as I did not visit this Trip advisor site recently...However it is nearly 3 Km from Anuradhapura where you can drive up to the place...(very close to it) and then walk.The walk up to... More
13 August 2016|
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Response from janith_h | Reviewed this property |
It will be about three hours travel from Negombo to Anuradhapura, if you travel without stopping using a private vehicle. I would not recommend your schedule of Negombo -> Anuradhapura -> Dambulla, because it would be really... More