Abayagiriya Monastery

Abayagiriya Monastery

early Buddhist monastery in a royal city, lasting for one millennia

Location: 

Abayagiriya Stupa, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Abayagiriya: important Buddhist monastery from 200 BC
  2. Golden Age: place of worship and reign for 1000 years
  3. UNESCO: protected as part of the sacred city Anuradhapura
  4. Ending: abandoned and destroyed in favor of Polonnaruwa
  5. My trip: great place to walk around and explore the area

Image sources

  1. Ruins in the grass
  2. Large Stupa
  3. Bathing Pond
  4. Walls in the forest
  5. Stairwell

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