Anuradhapura

Some destinations are not only a palace but also a new way of seeing things. Do you have a favourite ancient city in the world? There is a city called Anuradhapura which is flourished with a rich array of palaces, monuments and temples. The archaeological relics that remain in Anuradhapura is a testament of the ingenuity of Sri Lankan people. Sky out to explore the ancient architectural wonders in Anuradhapura of Sri Lanka.

Anuradhapura is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites of Sri Lanka. This sacred city is located in the North Central province of Sri Lanka. In ancient time, this city was established as the kingdom of Anuradhapura. The first king of Anuradhapura kingdom was king Pandukabhaya. The climate here is tropical. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Anuradhapura. It is perfect to visit Anuradhapura during almost all the year round because there is sunny weather with a moderate temperature.

Anuradhapura is a city which reveals authentic sights of nature, ancient archaeology, cultural influence, spiritual life and village life. It is a place where calm and quite is highly appreciated. Even in hot sunny weather, the shade of trees gives an enthusiastic feeling. There is an incredible history of this magnificent city. The carvings here are beautiful. There are amazing ancient ruins from 2000 years ago. Surrounding is eye-catching with stunning views. The city is beautified with many stupas. Walking around stupas is an amazing experience. It gives a spiritual feeling with superb enchanting architecture. Furthermore, it is enriched with prosperous paddy fields and lakes. The people in Anuradhapura are mostly connected with nature. You can interact with real locals, experience the taste of home-made food and be aware of local life.

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1. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya

A very peaceful place where you get to experience locals and monks chanting sutras and offering flowers. The Sri Maha Bodhiya is the oldest historical authentic tree in the world. It is sacred because it is a branch of Bo tree in Buddhagaya in India where Buddha himself found enlightenment.

2. Thissa Lake

Thissa lake is an artificial reservoir which was built by King Devanampiyatissa in order to increase the water supply to his capital city of Anuradhapura. It is a superb location for relaxing and photography. It was breathtaking to watch the colour of the sky and the tank changes as the sunrise.

3. Mihinthale

It was the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. This is the place where King Devanampiyatissa met Arahath Mahinda thero who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka after 236 years of Buddha parinirvana. This place is historic and impressive. Visit to see the spectacular sunset. It is worth to climb up and watch stunning views.

4. Avukana Buddha Statue

If you visit Anuradhapura, you should not miss visiting the Avukana Buddha statue. This statue is the standing Buddha made of granite. It is the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka carved out of single rock. It was great construction done by craftsmen.

5. Buddhist Stupas

The enormous dagabas which are built as brick stupas during the Anuradhapura kingdom period. All these sites are considered as holy places. These are significant achievements in the outstanding architectural and artistic creations of ancient Sinhalese.

Tourists all over the world are warmly welcomed by Dream Island Lanka to take your journey to explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura.