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(1) Thuparama stupa
Thuparama stupa was originally the first Buddhist stupa constructed by King Devanam Piyathissa. Many devoted monarchs of Anuradhapura period, improved the temple with precious fittings and additional constructions. During the 10th century, Chola invaders completely luted the temple. King Parakramabahu reconstructed the stupa at a later date.
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Luckshman Jayakody





(2) Ruwanweli Saaya
(132-137 BC)
The Golden Sand stupa, 270 feet in height and diameter, is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Sudarsha Hewa





(3) Bahirawaya
This carving is found on the flight of steps at the pavilion entrance with the moonstone (shown below).
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Luckshman Jayakody





(4) Sandhakadapahana
Classic moonstone at queen's pavilion. The outermost semi-circle is ornamented with flames. The next consists of elephants, horses, lions and bulls. The inner most semicircle is decorated with a lotus.
(photographed after a rainy spell).

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Sudarsha Hewa





(5) Samadhi Buddha Statue
Samadhi statue is world renowned for its artistic refinement in depicting the boundless compassion of Lord Buddha.
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Luckshman Jayakody




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(6) Isin Basa Gala Temple
This newly reconstructed temple is
picturesquely situated on a rocky hill.

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Sudarsha Hewa





(7) View of the Region
Section of Lake Thisa is in view.
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Sudarsha Hewa





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