Surrounded by beautiful bathing ponds and great walls, the Abayagiri Stupa in Anuradhapura which was constructed by King Valagamba once served as a focal point of religious education. Thus for those of you who yearn for a history lesson of Sri Lanka, a visit to the stupa is sure to be an unforgettable adventure through time. Reside at any Sri Lanka hotel nearby from where you could voyage to this exciting edifice. Heritance Kandalama considered amongst the leading Sri Lanka hotels would serve you well on your tours to the area.
Regarded as the largest monastery complex in Anuradhapura and the second largest stupa in Sri Lanka, the Abayagiri Stupa once proudly projected a 20 ft Buddhist statue. According to 5th century Chinese monk, Fa Hsien, the stupa was decorated in eye-catching jewels coupled with gold and silver at a time where Buddhism flourished in the country.