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Sri Lanka
300BC - 201BC
Anuradhapura , Temple of the Tooth ,
The Sri Maha Bodhi Tree, The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba,

Thuparamaya history

Thuparamaya is believed to be the first ever Buddhist dagoba built in Sri Lanka. Constructed in around the third century BC by King Devanampiya Tissa, Thuparamaya, which is also known as the Thuparama Dagoba, is a white domed structure in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.

The shrine is most notable for housing one of the relics of Buddha – his right collarbone – making it a pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the world.


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contact details

Address: Thuparamaya, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Phone: Contact local tourist office

visitor information

Directions to Thuparamaya :
Thuparamaya is located in the historic quarter of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.

Thuparamaya opening times and ticket prices:
A combined ticket for Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Nalanda, Ritigala and Medirigiriya costs $50 USD (valid for 2 months) or $25 USD for entry to a single site. See entry details for Anuradhapura.


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