ABHAYAGIRI VIHARA - SRI LANCA
Abhayagiri Dagaba is the largest monastery complex in the Anuradhapura kingdom. Founded in the second century BC by king Valagamba (also known as Vattagamini Abhaya) was an international institution by the first century AD. Covering an area of 200ha the monastery include full components of a Buddhist temple as well as other buildings. The stupa at Abhayagiri is 108m tall and one of the tallest brick buildings of the ancient world. The relics of the Buddha are said to have been enshrined in a figure of a bull, made out of thick gold. Most learned bhikkhus lived in Abhayagiri Vihara and it consisted of a large library.