"Ruwanweli Saya." Anuradhapura Things to Do Tip by euzkadi

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One of the world´s tallests Stupas, this beautiful bowl form white painted building was set up on the platform of three steps that heaped up the stones and the bricks and is one of the best preserved constuctions in the site. It was built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BC, and has 55 meters high and 8 meters in diameter. The main facade is adorned with several elephant statues. Is one of the Solosmasthana (the 16 places of veneration) in the country, and is visited from pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka.

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  • Written Dec 14, 2010
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