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Overview of Anuradhapura Ruwanweliseya

Anuradhapura Ruwanweliseya is a place in Anuradhapura in the country of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura Ruwanweliseya is easily missed on a visit to Anuradhapura.

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Getting around Anuradhapura Ruwanweliseya, Anuradhapura


It is recommended to take Taxi which will cost you roughly LKR 6000, taking around 82 minutes. The distance between the two points is 72.19 Kilometre.


Best transit method is Car. The distance is 72.19 Kilometre, costing around USD 7. The duration of the trip is 82 minutes.


Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 7.96 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 10 minutes. The expense of the trip is LKR 1500.


It is recommended to walk. The distance is around 8.31 Kilometre and it will take around 100 minutes to reach the place on foot.


Take a Taxi. The total distance will be 3.6 Kilometre costing LKR 1200 and the duration of the trip will be 7 minutes.


You can reach Nakha Vihara on foot. The distance is 3.44 Kilometre and it will take around 41 minutes.


It is recommended to take Taxi which will cost you roughly LKR 1100, taking around 6 minutes. The distance between the two points is 3.2 Kilometre.


By walking for 40 minutes for a distance of 3.35 Kilometre.

Anuradhapura Ruwanweliseya, Anuradhapura Reviews - Write a Review

  • Ruwanweli Maha Saya is among one of the most sacred places in Sri Lanka. Built by King Dutugemunu.

  • The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti (in Pali) and Rathnamali Dagaba.

  • This is a one of largest Buddhist sthupa located in Anuradapura.

  • One of the most sacred places for Buddhists

  • Ruwanweliseya, also known as the Swarnamali Maha Chaitya, is the most venerated and well-known stupa in Sri Lanka. Built by King Dutugemunu in 140 BC, it's a textbook example of the bubulakara (bubble-like) design of stupas. It's one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 103 metres with a circumference of 290 metres.

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