Sambodhi Chaithya, Colombo

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Sambodhi Chaithya (also sometimes called Buddha Jayanthi Chaithya) is a stupa, a Buddhist shrine, built with reinforced concrete. The stupa is located in Colombo Harbour, Sri Lanka.
It was designed by renowned Sri Lankan engineer A. N. S. Kulasinghe and construction began in 1956 to commemorate the Sambuddhatva jayanthi by the Colombo Port Commission and completed by the Colombo Port Authority. Built on a platform supported by two interlocking arches, the stupa is place above the Marine Drive at the entrance of the Colombo Harbour. This main road leading to the harbour has since been renamed Chaithya Road after the stupa . The walkway has 123 steps.
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  • One of the most iconic tourist places in Colombo, Sambodhi Chaithya is a magnificent Buddhist stupa which is built in the shape of a space rocket!  more »
  • Climb the 7 stories of stars to this space-aged concrete monstrosity overlooking the water in Fort. Inside is a panorama describing the bringing of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Next to the Maritime...  more »
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  • Nice place to get a great view of the Colombo port and the port city development project. Has beautiful painting in the inside of the stupa. Has been built in 1980's. Located in a high security zone and only recently given unrestricted access and permission to take photographs. Best to visit on pots days or Sundays as nearby government institutions are closed hence space is available for parking.
  • Wonderful architecture and miracle place here in Colombo. Designed and constructed by the Colombo harbor engineering. Wonderful experience here.beautiful view.

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