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This ancient site is believed to house the collarbone of the Buddha.
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
+94 72 801 6428
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the smaller dagobas it is still an active site of worship unlike some of the larger historic dagobas so actually had more people here than at what I would have considered the more impressive sites, but that's because most people here were locals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The columns standing around the stupa are what remain of the ancient building first built here. I didnt think ahead, and visited in the middle of the day, when the stone is hot hot hot. My feet didnt feel very good when I put my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The Thuparama is the first stupa built in Sri Lanka after the introduction of Buddhism, and it was built during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (about 300 BC) to enshrine the right collar bone of Buddha. Originally it was in the shape of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the old Buddhist temple here. The Dagoba is surrounded by old pillars.This is beautiful temple you need about half an hour here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was built by King Dewanampiyathissa celebrating the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. This is the very first stupa in here. Named by combining Stupa for structure and Arama for monastery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nilusha707
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The pillars make the temple looks stunning. There are many ancient rocks around the area. The temple itself is pretty.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Untiya D
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This would be one of the list of temples in your tour. Must see the moon stone near the entrance. The pillars are very tempting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank arinds
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is one of the most beautiful stupa shaped like a bell. The stone pillars add beauty to this shrine.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Harsha P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We came to visit at the time of the holiday so there were a lot of Buddhists. They did not mind, as I believe that they are constantly interupted by the tourists.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank martabF6117VV
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Thuparamaya is the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka and the first to be built in the country after the introduction of Buddhism. It was built in the time of King Devamnampiyatissa (247BC – 207BC) enshrining the collarbone relic of Gauthama Buddha which was brought to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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