Though one of many dagobas in the area, the Abhayagiri Dagoba particularly, is a vision to behold. It dates back to around the 1st century BC, and was once home to a 5000-strong monastery. Its structure is so impressive, its stature and grandeur made it one of the most impressive constructions of the ancient world. Over the years, the Abhayagiri Dagoba has undergone several re-constructions, and has stood tall and proud, 75m high in fact, for future generations to marvel at. It’s a place of great historical, cultural and religious significance, and is absolutely stunning to say the least.