Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a prominent Buddhist stupa situated in the ancient historic city of Anuradhapura.
Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a stupa which is a hemispherical structure and contains the largest collection of relics (two quarts) of the Buddha and it is considered sacred to many buddhists all over the world .
The stupa was built by the great King Dutugamuu who reigned from 137BC to 119BC .
Ruwanweli Maha Seya is also know by the names of “Swarnamali Chaitya” , “Rathnamali Chaitya” and “Mahathupa”.
This stupa is one of the world’s tallest ancient structures standing at a height of approximately 103 m and with a circumference of 290 m. Consequently it stands among the top in the list largest stupa in Sri Lanka.