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“Stunning Stupa”

Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba
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Full-Day Private Anuradhapura Sacred Places Tour from Colombo
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Owner description: At 300 feet, it is the third biggest stupa in Anuradhapura.
Hobart, Australia
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“Stunning Stupa”
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.

Visited February 2013
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Thriving Place with many Devotees”
Reviewed February 11, 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 going in and out of the area.

No ticket checks.

Visited January 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Another beautiful stupa”
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,

Visited September 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Nice combination with the Bo tree”
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!

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful, but make sure you don't pay!!”
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 your hotel will try and arrange $20 tickets for you, but as mentioned, there are not required for this or the bodhi tree, 5th Jan, 2013.

Visited January 2013
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