Somawathiya Chaitya
Somawathiya Chaitya
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Ayesha Imalki
Matugama, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Somawathiya Chaitya is a Buddhist stupa located in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. It is a place where amazing events take place as the right tooth relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined. Due to this reason it has gained a special attraction of local and foreign tourists. My favorite place to go is Somawathi. A place that brings more freedom to the mind.
Written 18 January 2022
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Dilash De silva
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Crown of the Polonnaruwa area . This ancient stupa is built for another tooth relic of Lord Buddha . Easy access as the road is newly renovated . A must visit for any buddhist visiting Polonnaruwa area.
Written 9 March 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Polonnaruwa never ceases to amaze. The place is filled with monuments and icons of cultural significance.
Written 13 January 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Polonnaruwa has a variety of sights to offer - stupas, statues, relics etc. Somawathiya Chaitya was one of the highlights.
Written 13 January 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
-The transport is not that easy for this place as the road is bumpy.
-It is believed this place is worshipped by Elephants at night time.
-There are many Buddhist ceremonies here.
Written 6 November 2019
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Bishan W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
If you are visiting Pollonaruwa then Somawathie Stupa is a must see site. Although it’s a buddhist place of worship highly venerated people of all walks of life can visit and have a piece of mind, the tranquility will transform you to a state of tranquility and serene. The Stupa is enshrined with Buddhas sacred Right Tooth relic.
Written 8 September 2019
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ychampathit
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you’re a nature lover and a photography enthusiast it is definitely a place to travel as it is filled with elephants, greenery, adventure trip of 1 hour, extreme rural Pagoda where world’s most respected tooth relic is stored.
Written 27 May 2019
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Wickum Samarawickrama
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Dagoba enshrining the "right tooth relic of the Buddha" had been jointly built by King Giri Abhaya & Queen Somawathi. The ruins of a number number of Dagobas and the monuments belonging to Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa periods.
I supposed it has same sacred value with the temple of the tooth relic in Kandy.
You can see many wild elephants in the border of temple area.
I and my 02 friends were visited this sacred place.
Written 2 May 2019
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Thikeena
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
last month we visitd the temple,that day less crowded,very nice temple with large vehera,

place with Buddha right tooth relic,

noon time is really not good to go there,very hot place,morning time is good,evening time not good with the wild elephants cross the roads,dangerous,
Written 2 May 2019
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Umesha
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
me and my husband visited the sacred place last week,we had a great half day there,the long journey was too rush,but when we reached there we felt very relaxed .our mind felt relaxed,we meditate near by the bo-tree,a nice temple in Sri lanka,in stupa there deposited right tooth relic of Lord Buddha,there were more locals at that day,but i hope foreigners to love to visit the place,better everyone could dress in white color,which predicts symbol of pure and decent
Written 11 April 2019
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