Sri Lanka: Sambodhi Chaithya Stupa

This is the most prominent structure in the Colombo Fort Area. Built in 1956, this futuristic Buddhist shrine/stupa sits on two overlapping arch platforms and once you climb over 150 steps to the top – panoramic views of the Fort, harbor, and the ocean open up. The stupa itself is interesting inside the cupola with the scenes from Bhudda’s “adventures” in Sri Lanka.