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Hisorical Location of a Big Fight Among 2 Brother Princes , A Colossal Stupa was Built Later.

This location is historical where the prince Dutugamunu had a big fight with his brother, Prince... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Titus D
Sri Lanka
An unfinished Stupa

One of the largest stupas of historical value, yet unfinished. There is an adjoining temple, which... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Buttala 91100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This location is historical where the prince Dutugamunu had a big fight with his brother, Prince Saddhathissa which took place after the death of his father King Kavanthissa. The meaning of the name from Sinhala means that this is the place where a battle was...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

One of the largest stupas of historical value, yet unfinished. There is an adjoining temple, which is well maintained. This stupa is located a few miles from Buttala town,which is well developed now. This place is easy access now due to good roads. Very popular...More

2  Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Most of the foreign tourists have been missing/avoiding this historical place unfortunately.If you visit this really ancient temple premises, you can see and feel how strong these ancient Sinhalese people. This Stupa( halfly built Pagoda) is more than 2250 years old and this is a...More

1  Thank Romenco
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I went here only to see my sponsorkids, did not stay it was too far from Colombo, we left early morning, got there after lunch stayed with my kids for a couple of hours and drove back to Colombo on the same day got back...More

1  Thank marianne082
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Largest stupa ( dageba ) in Sri Lanka, build by king Saddhathissa ( brother of the king Dutugamunu ).

Thank Manoj-Handapangoda
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Yudaganawa, is a town situated between Wellawaya and Buttala. This is one of the largest Stupas in the country. This is thought to be place prince Dutugamunu & his brother price Saddhathissa had a major battle after the death of his father King Kavanthissa

2  Thank Sameera K
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Walk around the massive stupa and enjoy the forest settings and the antics of the monkeys. This is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka.

Thank Pamudi1234
Reviewed 19 June 2015

A very calm and tranquil location. At the entrance is a small atmospheric covered temple containing Buddhist carvings and wall paintings. The stupa itself is enormous and is undergoing careful restoration. Parts have been left exposed so that it is possible to see the layers...More

Thank peterh125
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Any one passing Buttala must see this gigantic Buddhist stupa build BC. It shows the evidence of glory of the ancient Sri Lanka. At the moment some repair work is going on!. I wish the surrounding jungle and the tranquility should be preserved.

Thank newtonjsurg
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This temple is certainly off the beaten track and is overshadowed by an enormous stupa. The paintings inside are exceptional and not be missed. The curator was knowledgeable and helpful. They are taking donations to help preserve the unique collection of buddhist and hindu wall...More

Thank SJ49-London
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