Abayagiri Stupa

Abayagiri Stupa is  the second largest stupa in the island today. According to the 5th century traveler Chinese monk Fa-Hsien’s descriptions, this stupa has been 400 feet (122 meters) in height and has been decorated with gold and silver and studded with all kinds of jewels. There also has been a 20 foot (6.1 meters) high Buddha statue made out of green jade.Abhayagiri Dagaba was established by King Valagamba during the period of his second reign, from 89-77 BC.