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At 300 feet, it is the third biggest stupa in Anuradhapura.
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Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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+94 25 2 222120
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All reviews sri lanka king dutugamunu late evening buddhist stupa impressive structure sacred place full moon large stupa must visit place white stupa sheer size great king walk around ancient city visiting anuradhapura sri maha bodhi poya days
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This great place was built by the great King DutuGemunu 2 millennium ago, which holds the most number of The Lord Gautama SamBuddha. Is one of the most important Buddhist places on the globe. The place is blessed by the Lord Buddha and billions of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A large white structure still in use as a place of worship so very colourful with lots of locals on the day we visited. A very impressive site. As with most of Anuradhapura, signage was practically non existent with very little in the way of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe anyone who comes to Sri Lanka must visit this giant Pagoda. Historical place. Lot of people from Sri Lanka come for special pooja. Mind soothing environment. Early in the morning or after sunset is better to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Waasala L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of many ancient sights to see in Anuradhapura. Follow the crowds to circle the stupa. There are smaller stupas in each corner.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see a amazing site like this, far from the madding crowds. Try to avoid the midday sun. Barefoot visit so can be harsh on soft western feet !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jackiemol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review from my Blog As soon as we arrived at Ruwanweliseya, the first thing I noticed was the long line of people assisting with the wrapping of the base of the stupa once in a bright orange cloth. The next thing I notices, was the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yellingfore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever visit Sri Lanka, this is a must go to. The largest Stupa in Sri Lanka and one of the most sacred. The calm and serene place to be with a peaceful mind. The place is reach with heritage and history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niroshand760
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the good luck to arrive during a full moon, when the temple was visited by hundreds of worshippers and only very few tourists. It really impressed me a lot to see the faithful flocking in large numbers, all dressed in white. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dierregi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A massive stupa (largest in the world), it is well worth visiting when you're in Anuradhapura. You can get impressive views from afar with as many photo ops as you want, but to truly experience this stupa you need to take off your shoes and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the Ruwanweli Maha Saaya recently and it still gives me the same old calm feeling. One of the most respected places in Sri Lanka and if you are a foreigner traveling exploring Anuradhapura, this is one place that you cannot miss.

Date of experience: December 2018
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divas s
25 September 2017|
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Response from demi1262016 | Reviewed this property |
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30 November 2016|
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Response from MohanSamaratunge | Reviewed this property |
I am really sorry for the late reply as I did not visit this Trip advisor site recently...However it is nearly 3 Km from Anuradhapura where you can drive up to the place...(very close to it) and then walk.The walk up to... More
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goamelb
13 August 2016|
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Response from janith_h | Reviewed this property |
It will be about three hours travel from Negombo to Anuradhapura, if you travel without stopping using a private vehicle. I would not recommend your schedule of Negombo -> Anuradhapura -> Dambulla, because it would be really... More
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