Discover Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura was the capital of the island until the 10th Century and remains the most sacred city in the country. Stay there for at least two days (a charming rest house lies on the grounds of the ancient city) to appreciate the treasures of the site that archeologists are still searching (the simplest means is by hiring a bycicle). Worth seeing: The temple housing the sacred tree, 'Bo', a descendant of the Ficus religiosa under which the Buddha received illumination, the sculptures of the Isurumuniya temple and the immense 'dagobas' that raise their domes above the paddy fields.

  • Anuradhapura , The ancient ruins of Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka
    The ancient ruins of Anuradhapura

    A reclining Buddha, in the Dambulla complex of cave monasteries

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  • Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka

    Anuradhapura is the former capital of Sri Lanka. Because of its many ancient ruins, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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  • Anuradhapura , The dagoba , Sri Lanka
    The dagoba

    The dagoba is a large cupola with a 100 meter diameter located in Anuradhapura.

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  • Anuradhapura , Sculptures in Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka
    Sculptures in Anuradhapura

    There are many statues of Buddha decorating the ruins of Anuradhapura.

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  • Anuradhapura , Frescoes in Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka
    Frescoes in Anuradhapura

    The frescoes and statues decorating the walls of the site are very colourful.

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  • Anuradhapura , The site of Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka
    The site of Anuradhapura

    Sculptures were carved right into the walls of the ancient capital.

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