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  • 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