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Jethawanaramaya Stupa

B341 Watawandana Road | Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 266 2716
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Anuradhapura Private Day Trip from Colombo, Negombo, or Katunayaka
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“million bricks” (11 reviews)
“largest brick” (7 reviews)
“ancient world” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
B341 Watawandana Road | Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
CONTACT
+94 77 266 2716
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"million bricks"
in 11 reviews
"largest brick"
in 7 reviews
"ancient world"
in 9 reviews
"red brick"
in 4 reviews
"building work"
in 2 reviews
"his son"
in 3 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 17 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 2 reviews
"sheer scale"
in 2 reviews
"base area"
in 2 reviews
"recorded history"
in 4 reviews
"religious sites"
in 2 reviews
"century ad"
in 3 reviews
"remove shoes"
in 4 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 3 reviews
"calm place"
in 2 reviews
"ancient place"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stupa is spectacular in size and construction. It is amazing to think about first making all those bricks and then building this structure. Walking around this stupa I felt connected to the past. Don’t forget to bring socks as the brick underfoot can get...More

Thank SunnyandBuster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during our tour and was impressed by the structure and likeness to others I have visited but no where near as large as the ones in Rangoon or Kathmandu.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's so impressive to see such a huge Stupa at this site. The Archaeological site excavations are quite extensive and well maintained. The museum hare has extensive collection from the earliest times.

Thank spriyadarshee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful monument to visit. It is possible to see several of the surrounding monuments all in one day. As with many places in Sri Lanka the floor is awfully hot underfoot- and travelling with sandals I found out the hard way that site...More

Thank Alana B
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Religious place. A sthupa built by king Mahasen. A please with a historical value. One of largest sthupa in Sri Lanka

Thank Thenuka W
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This was the first statue of the resting Buddha we saw. Another guide told us it was the dying Buddha? Who knows?

Thank Alchrisal
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

amazing to think this statue once stood upright. spectacular ceiling and wall decorations. not to be missed

Thank tednakhle
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Just imagine that this Stupa - in its orignal height - was probably the third largest building in the world (after the pyramids) when it was built in the 3rd century (higher than it is today). Millions of bricks form a magic shape that seem...More

Thank EuropeanDiversity
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Once one of the tallest buildings in the world, this is still an impressive sight. I think the guide said it was and still maybe the largest brick building ever made. Certainly should be on your list if visiting Anuradhapura.

Thank Conrad N
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

They say at the site that, at the time of its building, it was the third largest structure in the world, after the two biggest pyramids of Giza. I doubt this, as there are other pyramids in Egypt that are bigger, but none the less,...More

Thank Craig T
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Kumi S
7 January 2018|
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Response from Hans Z | Reviewed this property |
I could not find a ticket counter and nobody asked me for a ticket. May be because it was a public holiday when I went there.
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