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.
Anuradhapura is a sacred ancient city in Sri Lanka the remains of which are UNESCO-listed.
The Temple of the Tooth is one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines. UNESCO-listed.
The Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba is a sacred second century BC Buddhist site in Anuradhapura.
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