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Lovamahapaya

Supposed to have housed nine stories this building would one have been very impressive with a copper roof is unfortunately now only reduced to around…

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Lovamahapaya

Ruwanwelisaya Stupa

Shining like a beacon in this ancient kingdom the Ruwanwelisaya is by far the most beautiful of the stupas in Anuradhapura. Built by the great…

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Ruwanwelisaya Stupa

The Sri Maha Bodhiya

The Sri Maha bodhiya is perhaps the oldest living tree in the world. Around 245 BC, Sanghamitta Theri brought with her a branch of the…

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The Sri Maha Bodhiya

Thuparamaya

Built by King Devanmapiyatissa in the 3rd Century BC, during whose reign Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka, Thuparamaya is the oldest of the stupas…

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Thuparamaya
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