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At 300 feet, it is the third biggest stupa in Anuradhapura.
Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
+94 25 2 222120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The stupa is huge and it is the most massive building standing in Anuradhapura's archeologic park. It must have been heavily restored, considering its state of preservation compared to the ruinous state of the rest of the park. .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I found this place as the greatest meditation area, but we should go early morning or late evening to get best benefits of self meditation, cannot explain please feel the self meditation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neelaka N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old and big, place for must visit if you in Anuradhapura however owner monk destroyed the old vihara geya(temple house) and build a new one which destroyed the architectural and historical value of that temple. So sad

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chiraj2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our travel tour to Dambulla, we visited Anuradhapura and decided to visit Ruwanwelisaya. We visited the Ruwanwelisaya stupa early morning and it was truly a spiritual experience . There were several hundred Budhist pilgrims peacefully going about doing their religious rituals and the lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IshaniSenaweera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The size of these buildings is amazing for a long time they were the largest man made buildings after the pyramids in Egypt. It’s a sight worth seeing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Armadillo_of_Doom
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The atmosphere is quite calm even during prayer times. Very strange but interesting to see statues of Hindu Gods and statue of Buddha in trhe pose of Sri Ranganathar of Trichy Sri Rangam. The dagoba offers great views at any point of time, early mornings,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anand G
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a popular Buddhist temple here. The temple is beautiful. This place is mostly crowded with local devotees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a place which holds religious importance for Buddhists. Hence this is a must visit if you are in the area. However this also holds high architectural and historical importance as well. It is good to visit early in the morning probably at dawn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malki S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best places in Sri Lanka. The atmosphere is relaxing and calming. Best to visit at early morning or late evening when it is not too hot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank slace s
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Try to schedule a visit on Poya days, as you can get to see Buddhist full moon festivities in the evening.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nirjhar B
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September 25, 2017|
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November 29, 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
August 13, 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