Demala Maha Seya108 Votes
- Address: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
- Phone: +94-272222222
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids
Demala Maha Seya is an enormous uncompleted Stupa located in Polonnaruwa.It is called ‘Demala’ as it has two levels. The construction was started by king Parakramabahu between 1153 and 1186. It was planned in such a way that it would be the largest Stupa in the world. However it was never completed and later a smaller stupa was built on it. Because of this and the fact that the road leading to this place is in a state of disrepair, not many tourists visit this place. Most of the Stupa is covered with trees and shrubs. Visit this place to explore the architecture of the last millennium.
Most of the Polonnaruwa tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Demala Maha Seya.
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How to Reach Demala Maha Seya
- By taxi
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64.67% of people who visit Polonnaruwa include Demala Maha Seya in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
36.36% of people start their Demala Maha Seya visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Demala Maha Seya
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Demala Maha Seya
Demala Maha Seya Reviews & Ratings
The excavation project of Demalamaha seya Stupa As it was described in the ancient chronicle ahawansa, the stupa named "Demalamaha seya" was with a height of approximately 1300 cubit. Presently this brick built stupa has a perimeter of 600 meters and a height of 25.65 s. The excavation a nd the conservation project of the Demalamaha Seya was commenced by the Central Cultural Fund in 2014
Lagesest man made statu in Asia.
A huge structure, but under conservation currently. Covered with scaffolding all around. Nothing much is visible.
Half a day is enough. We rented a bike which was a great choice. Notice you can’t go back after every checkpoint.
Not very ineresting, a crumbling pile of bricks buried under the earth. Maybe will be more interesting when excavations will be completed.