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Abhayagiri Dagoba

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Beautiful Experience

Hemal was both warm and professional as his superb knowledge of the country really gave us much... read more

Reviewed today
aaronbenjaminjohn
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Melbourne, Australia
Don't just visit the stupa, wander about the nearby ruins too

The Abhayagiri Dagoba is a huge brick stupa built slightly over 2,000 years ago, and for centuries... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alex W
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Singapore, Singapore
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Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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"white stupas"
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"green location"
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"what makes this place"
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"biggest building in the world"
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"giza pyramids"
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"reclining buddha"
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"photo lovers"
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"sri lanka"
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"small shrine"
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Reviewed today

Hemal was both warm and professional as his superb knowledge of the country really gave us much insight to Sri Lanka. We had a terrific time and would highly recommend him.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Abhayagiri Dagoba is a huge brick stupa built slightly over 2,000 years ago, and for centuries after that, served as the focal point of an expansive monastery complex, stretching for hectares around. Other than sheer size, the stupa itself isn’t much to see --...More

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you set aside religion and look at these ancient sights as landmarks to this area and to the country.  As a tourist they are worth a visit as much as you would visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It is one of most important & largest vihara in Anuradhapura. Built by King Walagamba in 89-77 BC. It was a massive ruin when discovered. Central Cultural Fund started its renovation in 1997. Roughly 2.8 million bricks were used. It was original custodian of Tooth...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Abhayagiriya Stupa built in the 1st century is one of the largest man made structures of the ancient world. Sits right up with the pyramids. A must see place in Anuradhapura. It has been a buddhist Monastery and 5000 monks have resided in the Monastery....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a large brick dagoba - it was built in the 1st century and has been restored in the 12th century and of course more recently where it was re-furbed into what we see now (this re-furb used 2.8 million bricks!!). It once stood...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Abhayagiriya Stupa is a part of a major monastery (Abhayagiriya Monastery) in Sri Lanka in ancient times. It has been built around 80 BC by King Valagamba. Abhayagiriya monastery was spread over a large area. Today also the remains can be seen in a large...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Before we arrived, we were not aware that some of the monasteries in Anuradhapura had up to 5,000 monks living on their premises and sometimes additonal sections for nuns (with separate smaller temples and stupas). This is one of the most impressive ones and there...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Please visit this place night. So calming , no one is obstructing you with noises. Good place to meditate. Cool breeze makes you calm. It is a great feeling which cannot be expressed by word. Recommend to visit after 7.00 pm. Drees in white decent...More

1  Thank echamara
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Built in 88 BC this structure has lost its plaster coat and the pinnacle is partially missing. You can however see the millions (?) of bricks that went into the construction.

Thank Conrad N
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