Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura is in a quiet area just minutes from some of the most ancient sites in the city. The monks can even tell you all about the area's sacred sites and Buddhism in this World Heritage city. Things to do at the monastery itself include visiting the Bodhi tree shrine, getting personal meditation instruction, receiving a blessing thread, joining the evening chant, browsing the onsite bookshop, helping offer food to the monks, and making offerings at the shrines. Check the website for details and practical info. Before you head to Anuradhapura, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Anuradhapura has to offer, including Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.
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  • We visited the monestry with our guide who could inform us about history and the service that was going on. that made it come alive.  more »
  • This is a new monastery.The monks are helpful. This is not part of the Ancient history of this city.  more »
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  • වන්දනීය පූඡනීය ස්ථානයකි.calm n quiet place to do ur meditation.
  • Namo Buddhaya!. Visited the place for a B'fast Alms Giving. The facilities even for the devotees are amazing ,adequate wash rooms and bathingfacikity. The kitchen to prepare alms giving is of modern equipment as same as a kitchen in a fivestar hotel.
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