Look upon the awesome structure of Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, among the tallest stupas in the ancient world. Standing 400 feet (122 m), the mound-like structure utilizes a whopping 93.3 million baked bricks. Set in an ancient Buddhist monastery, the building likely dates back to the 4th and 5th centuries BCE--and supposedly houses a sash that was tied by the Buddha himself. Conservation efforts are slowly underway here; you may notice trees growing from the temple itself, evidence of years of neglect. Walk around the site, taking in the intricate stone carvings and reclining Buddha. You'll need to take off your shoes to visit; bring some socks to navigate the hot stone ground, and wear long pants or a skirt. To find out how to plan a trip to Anuradhapura, use our trip itinerary maker.
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Jethawanaramaya Dagoba Reviews
Very fine stupa. Nice ambiance around it. Visited late afternoon which was a good time for the light for photos more »
This stupa left the strongest impression. Hidden by forest overgrowth and abandoned for centuries, the plants enveloping it have been cut away and what you see is what was left. Rustic in appearance..... more »
Jethawanaramaya is a Buddhist Stupa which was built by the king Mahasen around 2000 years back. One time it was the third tallest building in the planet. The best time to go there is during the sun set. Otherwise it is hard to walk over the premises due to heat.
Built 276 – 303 CE by king Mahasen. One of the world’s biggest brick structures. Amazing site to visit. It’s truly an architectural marvel. Calm place to spend hours relaxing. Only visit in the mornings and evenings. Noon it’s extremely hot. Difficult walk on top of the stone tiled floor.
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