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Ruwanwelisseya Dagoba

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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Description: At 300 feet, it is the third biggest stupa in Anuradhapura.

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Breathtaking !

Ruwanweliseya is the largest stupa in Anuradhapura and is beautiful and very impressive. If you are travelling with kids you can park behind the stupa. Best time to visit is at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2013
Rajikadesilva
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Ruwanweliseya is the largest stupa in Anuradhapura and is beautiful and very impressive. If you are travelling with kids you can park behind the stupa. Best time to visit is at sunset or early morning when it is not so hot !

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Candolim, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to see.. well mainteined and looked after. Good to be in the evening when prayers going on.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We found the visits to all the temples and dagobas most uplifting. The feet were a little sore, after going without shoes on scorching sand and stone. With many Buddhists visiting the holy sites, and showing great reverence and humility, we felt it to be a privilege to be part of it. We talked to many people about Buddhism and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The awesome Ruwanwalisaya .massive work done .i like this white temple its very attraction for every body .i dont like the most of locale people are misusing this valuable place

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

King Dutugamunu, a well-known king, who ruled Sri Lanka several hundred years back, had to have a battle with King Elara, a Tamil king in order to protect Buddhism in Sri Lanka. All Sri Lankan Buddhists including Buddhist Monks supported him to win the battle. After winning the war he did lot of developments to the country and to the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is the third largest stupa and locals are unsure of its exact dated but it is BC. amazing to be able to get so close to such ancient history.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is where the action is. Many devotees come here to pray and light up the tiny oil bowls with wicks in front of the countless elephant statues. The place is huge. The white stupa is ribboned with a red/orange cloth which is said to be a long continuous fabric. The devotion is undeniable as you see scores of them... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

So peaceful .Amazing that you are so near to the town but feel as you are in the middle of tranquility .Nice to see people at worship,

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We were there when there was a ceremony and the stupa was being decorated with colorful Buddhist flags brought by hundreds of people. A very impressive sight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A must see in anuradhapura, but a ticket is not required. Simply walk all the way from town (15 mins) and you can walk past the 3 checkpoints without a ticket. If you enter from the north of the ancient city area, there is a ticket office there, but you needn't pass it to see the attractions. Tuktuk drivers and... More 

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