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“Interesting old dagoba”

Dagoba of Thuparama
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Owner description: This ancient site is believed to house the collarbone of the Buddha.
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The oldest although it doesn't look old or simple, with a courtyard, shrines around the base, and the interesting stone pillars all over the place. Probably the most interesting dagoba here but not full of people. Don't miss the simple brick shrine outside covering buddha's footprint.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Thuparamaya is the oldest Dagaba in Sri Lanka . It has a unique architectural feature called "vatadage",
This stupa was built by King Dewanampiyatissa.
must visit ...sacred place to visit

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Thuparamaya Stupa (or Dagoba) is the first stupa in Sri Lanka, according to the history. But there are some evidence to say that there is an earlier one. Anyhow, Thuparamaya is the beginning of the era of Buddhist Temples.

Apart from the religious value, this place is highly recommended for a person who loves archeological values. The place is full of archeological ruins. There are ruins of lots of buildings. The place was a temple which facilitate number of monks. So the buildings must have been spread over large area.

Most of the existing parts of the buildings are made of stones, such as, stone pillars, stone steps, stone walls etc. (see the photos). Among them, the stone pillars around the stupa is amazing. There said to be a dome to cover the stupa and the pillars were the structural support for the dome.

Further, there are a lot of stone carvings such as Guard Stones, Sandakadapahana, Korawak Gala, carved stone pillars etc. The pillars around the stupa is also beautifully carved. This is a must-visit place if you visit Anuradhapura.

Thank exploreslk
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Thuparamaya was built by King Devanampiyatissa (250BC - 210BC) and it is the first stupa built after introduction of Buddhism. The collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined there. A must visit place for all the Buddhists.

Thank CharithaB
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Thuparamaya is an ancient Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura.Thuparamaya dagoba has been built in the shape of a bell.If you travel to Anuradhapura, don't forget to visit Thuparamaya.

Thank senuri z
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