Ruwanwelisaya, Anuradhapura

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
Hailed for its architecture, the stupa of Ruwanwelisaya has a sacred reputation among Buddhists around the world. Once you see its pure white dome towering overhead, it's easy to understand why. Although ancient, the stupa stands as one of the world's tallest monuments, and also holds the titles of one of the Solosmasthana and one of the Atamasthana (places of veneration). Keep in mind you have to remove your shoes to enter, so consider visiting in the morning for cooler weather; if you go in the afternoon, you have to tour the attraction barefoot on the hot stones, or carry a pair of socks with you. Add Ruwanwelisaya to your Anuradhapura travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Anuradhapura online visit planner.
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  • A divine place. Once you’re there you’re taken by all this vibe and energy you feel nowhere else. All your troubles and worries are gone once you’re there. And the architectural beauty is remarkably.....  more »
  • Plan your pilgrimage/visit/homage as early as 05:30. Avoid auspicious and religious dates and timings. Worshippers from all over Sri Lanka vist the sacred site in numbers.  more »
  • Most secred place of all the buddhist people in the world
  • you will feel here something never feel before in your life. You have to wear some simple clothes before entering the place. you can feel that same if you visit this place thousand times.

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