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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 20 February 2016

It's not as big as some other temples but beautiful nonetheless and I believe the oldest in Anuradhapura. The small ruined temple to the right has some lovely carvings at the steps and a beautifully preserved moonstone. Nice to wander around for a few mins

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We visited this place along with Family during Christmas holidays and it is a great place to visit and pay homage

Thank Paritosh1521
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is one of the smallest dagobas in the area and can be visited along the way from one sacred site to another. If you plan to see all 8 sacred sites, this one can be done en route and you may not even have...More

Thank Lilie100
Reviewed 16 October 2015

All the Stupas and Dagobas must be visited!! They are sort of similar but different in their own way :) Some are massive while some of smaller in size.

Thank Sarah_Kaushik
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a compact(small)stupa, said to be containing the collar bone of Buddha,in that respect it is an important shrine.A walk around the stupa is recommended.

Thank karsubroto
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This is supposed to be the oldest Dageba in Sri Lanka, which was built by king Devanam piyatissa . A must visit for those who explore history of Sri Lanka.

Thank mahesh9910
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is believed to be the oldest Dagaba In Sri Lanka and perhaps in the whole world. It is renovated and well preserved. Dagaba is small in comparison to other dagabas in Anuradhapura and its shape is different too . it is must visit for...More

Thank Prasanna A
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Small, but sacred to to Buddhists, this stupa claims the title of the "first one built in Sri Lanka." It offers a great Kodak moment, but I was disappointed to learn that the structure is not ancient at all, but rather a reconstruction undertaken in...More

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed 11 July 2015

actually thuparama stupa has been built by king devanampiyathissa 3rd centuryBC .that time it has been built using clay but several time renovated by various kings. several shapes stupas can be seen in sri lanka then bubble shape,bell shape,heap of paddy shape ,and pottery shape.enshrine...More

1  Thank jayanthag2015
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I went to see this beautiful place in the morning which was great because there was almost no people and the stone ground was still cool. This dagoba is much different from the others, first because it isn´t that big and second because of the...More

Thank Marketa1st
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