“Tissa” as it is affectionately called, Tissamaharama in its own right, is a major cultural and nature attraction in Sri Lanka. Three ancient stupas and two ancient irrigation reservoirs make Tissamaharama worth touring. On the northern side, the town is bounded by lovely expanses of paddy fields. In the middle of the paddy fields is the Sandagiri dagoba, the largest stupa in Tissamaharama.