Anuradhapura - World Heritage site

Anuradhapura city, Anuradhapura ancient city,

Anuradhapura Visit one of the main UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. It has been created by Price Pandukabhaya and also which is the oldest capital in Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is located 205 km away from the current capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The city is standing on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya.  Anuradhapura also marks the second point of the island’s must-visit Cultural Triangle. Besides, the city is rich in archaeological and architectural wonders with elevated brick towers, ancient pools, mammoth dagobas, and crumbling temples.

 Top things to see in Anuradhapura

·         Sri Maha Bodhiya
·         Ruwanweli Stup
·         Lovamahapaya
·         Abhayagiri Stupa
·         Twin Ponds
·         Elephant Pond
·         Aukana Buddha Statue
·         Thuparamaya
·         Samadhi Buddha Statue
·         Isurumuniya
·         Mihintale
·         Jetavanarama Stupa
Sri Maha Bhodiya: This is one of the greatest attractions of Anuradhapura. This tree was first planted in 249 B.C. This world-famous tree is believed to be the most ancient surviving historical tree in the entire universe.

Ruwanwelisaya: The Ruwanwelisaya is an eye-catching attraction that has immense architectural value. The king Dutugemunu was famous for his grand victory over the Chola King, Elara. Standing at 300 feet (91m), this monument is one of the tallest monuments in the world. Also, it has a circumference of 950 ft (290m).

Mihinthale: Considered to be the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is a sacred pilgrimage site home to majestic monuments including an ancient stupa.

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