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Picture walking up to this after hours of hiking.  Definitely a once in a lifetime type of moment.

Stupas have many names, also called dagobas and cetiyas.  They are heavily influenced by Buddhism and date back to “ancient” Sri Lanka.  They can be found scattered all over the tiny island in the Indian Ocean. Most can be found sitting in front of beautiful backdrops amongst stunning scenery.

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Like the one we found sitting at the base of the tallest peak in Sri Lanka with the fog rolling in.  What a site.

A little more insight in to the landscape surrounding this Stupa.

A little more insight in to the landscape surrounding this Stupa.

Honestly they are beautiful pieces of archietecure and add a lot to the culture in Sri Lanka.  Each has a unique back story behind its creation and construction as most of them are quite old.

 

Sea-Side Stupa

Sea-Side Stupa

 

Stupa At Sunset

Stupa At Sunset

There are literally 100s of these on the tiny island.  Some are must sees! A stupa tour might be in order and highly recommended when visiting Sri Lanka.