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Jethawanaramaya Stupa

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Address: B341 Watawandana Road | Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 266 2716
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Though we preferred the similar Abhayagiri stupa - this done is equally impressive. The engineering involved to construct this so long ago is mind blowing.

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Woodend, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though we preferred the similar Abhayagiri stupa - this done is equally impressive. The engineering involved to construct this so long ago is mind blowing.

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Apperley Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I prefer the brick stupa's to the white painted ones and this is perhaps the best example in Sri Lanka. This stupa is huge and incredibly impressive. Limited what you can write about a stupa, but they are an absolute must-do in Sri Lanka. As with all temples, you must remove your shoes and dress appropriately. Be aware that the... More 

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Melboune
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stupa is one that you can go inside. In all the years I have been visiting this stupa has had a scaffolding on it being repaired. But despite this fact it is worth the visit and especially inside with the temple and the recognition of the king of the time to commissioned its' build. This stupa is one to... More 

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Anglesea
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

When one takes in the scale of the structure. And the era if making. It shows the feat and determination of the time.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This is one of mega construction to visit in Sacred city Anuradhapura . "You must not visit here during the afternoon ,as it is very difficult to walk around the stupa " The best time to visit here is during the evening.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa located in the ruins of Jetavana in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Mahasena of Anuradhapura (273–301) initiated the construction of the stupa following the destruction of the mahavihara. His son Maghavanna I completed the construction of the stupa. it is also significant in recorded history as one of the tallest structures... More 

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Mumbai
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa located in the ruins of Jetavana in the sacred world heritage city of ANURADHAPURA,, which was also the ancient capital, Sri Lanka. It was completed at the beginning of 4th Century AD. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here. It is... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Built 17 centuries back. Unbelievable place. A world heritage site. If you are a history lover this place is a must. Ideal if you visit in the evening because of the heat. There are many world heritage sites close this place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

these stupas are interesting....there may be a body in there or gold...or jewellery.........shoes have to be taken off when visiting...take socks to wear

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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Built by great king Mahasen.. deemed to be the biggest stupa of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰... reconstruction not yet completed and when it's completed it will higher than Maha Stupa ( Ruwanweliseya).... Visited in the evening, very limited crowd can be seen... most of the ancient works are still preserved as it is.. This is a Buddhist sacred place so you... More 

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