Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura

#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Anuradhapura
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit ancient Dagoba of Thuparama, the oldest Sri Lankan "dagoba," which represents the earliest monument of Buddhism. After the introduction of Buddhism, Devanmpiyatissa built the dagoba in the third century BCE, using the right collarbone of the Buddha in its construction, according to legend. Throughout its history, the dagoba has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, but has never lost its distinctive bell-like shape. You need to take your shoes off to enter the site, so bring some socks with you to protect against the hot stones and sandy paths. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dagoba of Thuparama and many more Anuradhapura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Anuradhapura attractions planning app.
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  • Built by king Dewanampiyatissa in 2nd century. Originally it was in the shape of a heap of paddy but as restorations were done in later years, it took the form as seen today. The story of the stupa...  more »
  • In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka – indeed, probably the oldest visible dagoba in the world. It was constructed....  more »

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