Sambodhi Chaithya is a stupa, a Buddhist shrine, built with reinforced concrete. The stupa is located in Colombo Harbour, Sri Lanka.Take the guesswork out of planning a Colombo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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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La particolarità di questa pagoda è che è sopraelevata e la strada passa sotto. E' un punto di transito per chi si reca al porto. Nulla d'importante al suo interno. Val la pena soffermarsi a fare una ... more »The peculiarity of this pagoda is that it is elevated and the road passes below. It is a transit point for those who go to the port. Nothing important in it. Worth pausing to take a picture
Curiosa struttura nelle vicinanze del porto che merita un’occhiata per la sua architettura che è composta da uno stupa di forme tradizionali appoggiato su una struttura in cemento armato che forma due... more »Curious structure near the harbour that deserves a look for its architecture that is composed of a stupa of traditional forms leaning on a reinforced concrete structure that forms two crossed arches. A passing visa, but it stands out for sure.
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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