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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Historical place

Built more than 21 centuries ago. Situated between the Sri maha bodiya and Ruwanweli Seya. Evening visit is more convenient because of the warm weather.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built more than 21 centuries ago. Situated between the Sri maha bodiya and Ruwanweli Seya. Evening visit is more convenient because of the warm weather.

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Thank Kenneth S
Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The former Brazen Palace is currently just a collection of sad columns fenced off to the public, which you can see passing by on the main road.

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Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

this is situated close to the Sri Maha bodiya. Entrance free but cant go in to the house. this is some thing you have to see.

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Thank Manoj A
Colombo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is located between Jayasri maha bodhi and Ruwan weli seya. History says its a 9 story building built for the monks by the king Dutugemunu. There are about 1500 stone pillars and would assume it was the foundation of this huge building. Wonder how the humans then made these stuff when there was no machinery or advance technologies exists.

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Thank Thisanthi
Multan, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Lovamahapaya (Magnificent Copper Roofed Temple) is an ancient temple situated between the great Buddhist reverend and sacred place Jaya Sri Mahaboddhiya Tree and splendid temple called Ruvanveliseya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura about 220 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles. It is... More 

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Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

This was well preserved. I think government should keep the places like this well preserved. We went there at night, and it was beautifully light up. When you look at the structure they built upon It is simply amazing the way they thought.

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Thank Sumith G
Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

This attraction is totally fenced off and you are unable to access it. You can see lots of monkeys jumping around the ruins but that is about all.

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Thank johnhp702
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

These ruins are believed to be the living quarters of Buddhist monks during Anuradhapura Era. Folklore is that it has been a multi storied building. What remains is large number of stone pillars. No doubt that it would have been an engineering marvel but I can’t stop questioning how it could have been a living quarters coz pillars are so... More 

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Thank Prasanna A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lovamahapaya was a 9 story building that had rock base and upper floors made by wood. This has destroyed by foreign invasions, but the base of it still can be seen. Situated next to the ancient Bo Tree of Anuradapura and used as the living place for Buddhist Monks. Still can be taken as one of the amazing structures in... More 

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Thank Vidula H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

The king Devamnampiyatissa, the first Buddhist king of the country build a chapter house in this location on the instructions Mahinda Thero who brought Buddhism to the country. A century later king Dutugamunu (161-131 BC) built a massive structure of which the remains you see today.According to Mahavamsa, the great chronicle of the Sinhalese, Lovamahapaya was a massive nine storied... More 

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