The city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been the center of Theravada Buddhism for several centuries. It is located 205 km north of Colombo (current capital city of Sri Lanka) in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province. Standing on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya, this city is an ancient city in the world. It has been continuously colonized by different rulers. Plus, it is a famous city for its storied remnants of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Anuradhapura is a major part of the cultural triangle, which is significant to the Buddhist devotees in particular.

According to facts, this city has been started by the ancient minister called “Anuradha” over two thousand years ago. Also, this city based on agriculture for that reason in near Anuradhapura found many reservoirs that specially made for irrigation and agriculture purpose. Anuradhapura located in a dry zone and needed to develop the irrigation process. With this found over two thousand well-furnished irrigation system in Anuradhapura.  There are many ancient ruins locates in here. Also, it is one of the holy city of Sri Lanka. Many ancient pagodas, Lord Buddha Statues, Irrigation ponds and many more located in here. Anuradhapura is a city for observing great civilization over two thousand years. Many stone carving things still remaining in a good condition. Everything has been made with stones. Hospital, Buddhist Monasteries also found in here. Not even that recorded world oldest tree found in Anuradhapura. It is the sacred Boo tree that Lord Buddha sat on enlightenment. After visiting this city, you will be excited and happy because there is nothing like the city of Anuradhapura. So, don’t miss a bit of Anuradhapura and uncover all the attractions of this marvelous city.

Other Attractions

Nuwara Eliya
Yala National Park
Rock Temple of Dambulla