Anuradhapura

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

The ancient city of Anuradhapura


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 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 SriLankan civilization. Furthermore, these remnants of the city continuously draw millions of tourists and the sights of this city are considered to be most evocative sights in the entire South Asia. Besides, the city is rich in archaeological and architectural wonders with elevated brick towers, ancient pools, mammoth dagobas, and crumbling temples. All of these wonderful establishments were created during the ruling period of different dynasties.









Ruwanweli Maha Seya


Ruwanweli Maha Seya is the largest Buddhist construction in Sri Lanka, this stupa has a broad history in which takes back to King Dutugemunu who constructed the stupa. Legend says that King Dutugemunu was old and sick, therefore he couldn’t see the finishing of the construction. This construction was deal made by King Dutugemunu with a Godess called Swarnamali, Originally the Stupa was named as Swarnamali Maha Seya.



Ruwanweli Maha Seya Anuradhapura



Sri Maha Bodhi


The Great Sacred Tree, Sri Maha Bodi which was a branch of the original Sacred Bodhi tree of Lord Buddha. This branch has been brought by the daughter of King Ashoka the Emperor of India after she became a Buddhist monk. The Sacred Sri Maha Bodi is one of the key changing points of SriLankan history and this is one of the main icons of Sri Lanka as Buddhist country.



Sri Maha Bodhi











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