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Abhayagiri Dagaba

Listed under Ancient Monuments in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

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Abhayagiri Dagaba was an ancient Buddhist royal capital that now stands in lovely, and expansive, ruins just outside of Anuradhapura. It's become one of the great Buddhist pilgrimage sites, partly due to the monasteries that surround it and partly due to its beauty. The bright clay tiles that cover it have been glazed in brilliant colours and its walled grounds contain a scenic waterway of ponds and canals.  

Written by  Andrew Armour.

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