Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, located at a distance of 206 km away from the capital, in the North central province of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura City is an UNESCO World Heritage Site which is Famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Centuries before, while the Greek empire was at its zenith, many other regions were emerging it is believe, Anuradhapura was already and advanced civilization.
Anuradhapura was to continue for six hundred years longer the national capital. Therefore lots of tourist attractions in Anuradhapura such as Sri Maha Bodhi Tree, dagoba, stupa, Archeological Museum, Samadhi Buddha statue, Kuttam pokuna twin ponds and Isuruminiya Vihara temple. Also ancient technology which was involved in Tanks, Art and Architecture are prime attractions of the foreign tourist.
- Anuradhapura was Origins as a settlement in the 6th century BC.
- Anuradhapura was the capital From 4th century BC to 11th century AD.
- Anuradhapura was made as the capital in 377 BC by King Pandukabhaya (437-367 BC) who
- Started the great irrigation works hostels, hospitals, infrastructure facilities etc.
- Introduction of Buddhism took place in reign of king "Devanampiyathissa" in 250~210 B.C.
Things to Do:
- Sri Maha Bodhia
- Jetavanarama Stupa
- Ruwanweli Stupa
- Abhayagiri Stupa
- Mirisawetiya stupa
- Thuparamaya stupa
- Rathna Prasadaya
- The Twin Ponds
- Isurumuniya Lovers
- Aukana Buddha Statue
- Mihintale sri lanka
- Magul Uyana, Ran Masu Uyana
- Kalu diya pokuna (Natural black water pond)
- Stone Bridge