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Dagoba of Thuparama

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
+94 72 801 6428
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This ancient site is believed to house the collarbone of the Buddha.
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
+94 72 801 6428

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thuparamaya is the oldest Dagaba in Sri Lanka . It has a unique architectural feature called "vatadage", This stupa was built by King Dewanampiyatissa. must visit ...sacred place to visit

Thank demi1262016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thuparamaya Stupa (or Dagoba) is the first stupa in Sri Lanka, according to the history. But there are some evidence to say that there is an earlier one. Anyhow, Thuparamaya is the beginning of the era of Buddhist Temples. Apart from the religious value, this...More

Thank exploreslk
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Thuparamaya was built by King Devanampiyatissa (250BC - 210BC) and it is the first stupa built after introduction of Buddhism. The collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined there. A must visit place for all the Buddhists.

Thank CharithaB
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Thuparamaya is an ancient Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura.Thuparamaya dagoba has been built in the shape of a bell.If you travel to Anuradhapura, don't forget to visit Thuparamaya.

Thank senuri z
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Thuparamaya Stupa is the earliest Dagoba to be constructed in the island, dating back to the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (247-207 BC). It is just few minutes away from Ruwanweliseya. If you are in Ruwanweliseya and have some minutes to spare should visit...More

Thank Tharindu R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Easily accessible. But since it is easy to get lost in Anuradhapura it would be best get a good detailed map to get familiar with the roads inside the sacred city and the new city. The car park at Thuparamaya for cars and vans is...More

Thank Mallika W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Yes another Stupa in another former city. The thing with this is that it has clearly gone under same maintenance that to my mind takes away an element of its history.

Thank Tricky273
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Another spot of importance to Buddhist devotees, and a study in the design, architecture and construction of the ancient times.

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This seemed to be the most religious stupa in the complex with the amount of the people around when I visited and also the various offerings that were being performed here.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

If you're going to do the Sacred city tour - wear socks. We didn't and our feet got so hot - by the time we got to this stupa we couldn't be bothered getting out of the tuk tuk

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