Instigated by King Dutugemunu who never lived to see its completion, this is probably one of the most frequently visited and popular structures in Anuradhapura, and is can’t be missed with its brilliant white hue. It’s also protected by a fantastic horizontal wall structure of over 300 elephants standing side-by-side. However, not all of them are from 140 BC which is when this structure was first established, as effects of the elements and other forces have forced some modern replacements to help maintain it. Like many other dagobas in the area like the Abhayagiri Dagoba for instance, this too is said to contain some of Lord Buddha’s remnants.
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