Sites and Attractions

Abhayagiri Stupa

One the the three great Stupas in Anuradhapura (together with Ruwanweliseya and Jethawanarama), Abhayagiri was built by King Valagambahu in the 1st Century BC. It…

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Abhayagiri Stupa

Kuttam Pokuna

The most magnificent specimen of bathing tanks is the pair known as Kuttam Pokuna at Anuradhapura, near Abhayagiri Monastery. The sides and the bottom of…

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Kuttam Pokuna

Mahasena’s Palace and Moonstone

The structure’s name - Mahasena’s Palace, after the 3rd century ruler — is a misnomer. It is actually a monastic residential complex, one of the…

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Mahasena’s Palace and Moonstone

Ratna Prasada and Guardstone

This is the Chapter house of the Abhayagiri Vihara Complex built by King Kanitta Tissa (192-194 AD). Until recently this site was called the elephant…

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Ratna Prasada and Guardstone

Samadhi Statue

Samadhi Statue, in the Abhayagiri Monastery, is one of the best pieces of sculpture on the site. It is Sri Lanka’s most well-known and respected…

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Samadhi Statue
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