The ancient city of Anuradhapura

The ancient city of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the first legendary kingdom of Sri Lanka. Furthermore Anuradhapura is the one of the ancient city of Sri Lanka. Additionally It is the capital city on 3rd BC -10th AD. Anuradhapura is established in 380. Minister Anuradha has been developed Anuradhapura city. At that time Sri lanka ruled by King Pandukhabaya. Right now it is the capital city of North Central Province. also Anuradhapura is located at 206 km away from Colombo. Anuradhapura is popular for ruins. furthermore The ruins of Anuradhapura showing the skill of Sinhalese. Massive rainwater reservoirs are a common thing for this area. Anuradhapura is situated in the dry zone. Identically rainwater reservoirs continue to supply water for the irrigation up to now.



What you can see in Anuradhapura.

There are lot of ruins in this city. The view of the rainwater reservoirs are also having beautiful view.


1. Sri Maha Bodhi

Sri Maha Bodhi is one of the most ancient trees. Uniquely Sri Maha Bodhi has a legend. Even today standing in the Mahamewna Gardens. Gautama Buddha had attained enlightenment in front of Sri Maha Bodhi in India. Additionally there is living link connection between Gautama Buddha and Sri Maha Bodhi. There is one important thing you can miss very easily which is old fence of Sri Maha Bodhi.

Sri Maha Bodhi
Sri Maha Bodhi



2. Ruwanweliseya


The Ruwanwelisaya stupa is the largest stupas. Moreover It is built by King Dutugemunu. Also it called as Maha stupa. as well as It is also known as  Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti (in Pali) and Rathnamali Dagaba. The Ruwanweliseya stupa height is 338 feet and a diameter of 951 ft. Keep in mind you have to remove your shoes to enter to Ruwanwelisaya. This is one of the Solosmasthana and the Atamasthana too.


3. Jetavanaramaya Monastery

The Jethawana Stupa is the largest stupa in the Sri Lanka. It was built by King Mahasena. additionally It was completed by his son Sirimeghavanna. Today it stands at 232 feet. 93.3 million baked bricks has used to build it.

Jetavanaramaya Monastery
Jetavanaramaya Monastery


The ancient city of Anuradhapura is summarized as below

Anuradhapura is greatest kingdom of the ancient world that dates back to 5th Century BC. Uniquely The city also has rainwater reservoirs ,  palaces, monasteries and  ruins that are fascinating to visit. furthermore  The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka. There are several places to go and see. We wish to you a good trip in The ancient city of Anuradhapura.


Correspondingly Other places in The ancient city of Anuradhapura list as below.

  1. Abhayagiri Dagoba
  2. Anuradhapura World Heritage Site
  3. Archaeological Museum
  4. Isurumuniya Vihara
  5. Ratnaprasada
  6. Sandahiru Seya
  7. Royal Pleasure Gardens
  8. Thuparama Dagoba
  9. Kuttam Pokuna
  10. Jetavanarama Museum
  11. Moonstone
  12. Mirisavatiya Dagoba
  13. Abhayagiri Museum
  14. Samadhi Buddha Statue
  15. Eth Pokuna (Elephant Pond)
  16. Alms Hall
  17. Kaparamula
  18. Padhanagara
  19. Nuwara Wewa
  20. Lankarama Dagoba
  21. Vessagiriya
  22. Lowamahapaya
  23. The Royal Palace
  24. Dakkhina Stupa
  25. Tissa Wewa

There are lot of tourist hotel in The ancient city of Anuradhapura. not only star hotel but also home stay.

The ancient city of Anuradhapura
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Sajith Madhubhashana

Make your mind calm n relax..

Yohan Perera

Another ancient Buddhist archeological place situated in the historic city of Anuradhapura. Built by King Dutugemunu (BC. 161 - 137). The reason behind this Stupa was the kings mourn due to consuming a chili-meal without offering to Sangha. Subsequently, king Gotabaya has expanded this Stupa further.

Saneth Maduranga

The Mirisaweti Stupa is a memorial building, a stupa, situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Dutugamunu (161 BC to 137 BC) built the Mirisaveti Stupa after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, he had gone to Tissa Wewa for a bath leaving the sceptre. After the bath he returned to the place where the sceptre was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the sceptre stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without offering it to the sangha. In order to punish himself he built the Mirisavetiya Dagaba. The extent of this land is about 50 acres (20 ha). Although the king Kasyapa I and Kasyapa V renovated this, from time to time it was dilapidated.

Ranjith Perera

This stupa is easily accessible from the central area of sacred city. It is generally not very crowded. Parking is easily available. The premises is now more organized and includes a terrace with a Bo tree.

Rev Sugatha


Dulaj Perera

The spot on which the stupa stands today is said to have been consecrated by the Buddhas visit. But, there is no information whatsoever regarding the object of veneration placed inside this stupa.

Rivin Pathirage

The Abhayagiri Viharaya was a major monastery site of Theravada Buddhism that is situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage cities in the nation and the world. Historically it was a great monastic center as well as a royal capital with magnificent monasteries rising to many stories, roofed with glitz bronze or tiles of burnt clay glazed in brilliant colors.

Waji Wishwa

In the reign of King Mahasen, the growth of Abhayagiri reached its height and was the center of Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhist structures found in the vicinity of Abhayagri suggest that this complex was an important local and foreign educational institution.

Mahinthan So (MAHI)

Very big.. Amazing place...

Milindu Kularathna

Calm and quite environment. However, early in the morning and at the evening is most suitable to vist the place due to increased heat during the day time. Keep your items safe from the monkeys.

Raquel I

Cool place, very clean. You can follow the buddha7 week meditation path to enlightenment. Very interesting.

sharmala Samaranayake

Such a peaceful and tranquil place of worship. The positive vibes you feel are amazing. A place of worship I love to visit and try to visit atleast once every 3 months. Spending time here in worship and meditation brings you much peace of mind and calmness. Rejuvinates your mind and soul.

Shalika Widyarathna

One of the most sacred historical places for world buddhists. Its said this is the oldest tree with written records. Very calm place in the evening specially for meditation. Main Sri. Main bodiya is surrounded by many bo trees. So the place is full of cosmic energy to enhance the spiritual strength. Highly recommend place to visit.

Nirmal Vithana Pathirana

Every Buddhist must visit this place. Ladies and girls, please wear long dresses. Otherwise you will not be allowed to enter. Mens, no shorts allowed. Wear white colours. Bring flowers if possible.

Isuru Prabath Senananda

Most blessed place Ive ever been. I love to spend my time here. I can sit in the sands for hours if i have enough time ️

Anusha Wickramarachchi

Charming place. A place to relax your mind and soul. Meditation programmes are conducted regularly.

Nimesh Chaturanga

Good place . Mahameunawa ashram

Dinej Sudarshana

Calm place. But somewhat busy. Earlier this land was filled with beautiful trees. But now becoming concrete jungle.

Tharuka Dileepana

Calm , peaceful religious place.

Sanjaya Ruwan

It is a special place of worship for Buddhists all over the world.It is the place where the relics of the Buddha are most abundant, Extinction of relics (Loss) or disappearance together The Buddhist belief is that this is what happens here in future....

Jihan Fernando

Ruwenweliseya is one of the Solosmasthana ( 16 places of veneration ) and the Atasmasthana ( 8 places of veneration in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura) in srilanka . And it is a stupa and hemispherical structure containing relics in srilanka. The stupa is one of the Worlds tallest ancient monuments. Two quarts or one Drona of Gothama Buddhas relics are enshrined in the stupa which is the largest collection of his relics anywhere. Two quarts of relics that were enshrined in the village Ramagama were according to the Buddhas determination destined to be enshrined in the great stupa Ruvanveli The Mahavasma contains a detailed information about the construction of Ruwanveliseya and its opening ceremony of the stupa . The stupa was a ruin in 19 th century. And again it is renovated in early 20 th century after fundraising efforts by a sinhalese bhikkhu . Crowning ceremony of the stupa took place on 17 th June 1940 . It was built by King Dutugemunu who become king of all srilankan after war with Chola King Elara . Ruwenweliseya is one of sacred place in Anuradhapura for Buddhist people all over the world.

Nishantha Bandara

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.[1] Two quarts or one Drona of the Gothama Buddhas relics are enshrined in the stupa, which is the largest collection of his relics anywhere.[2] It was built by King Dutugemunu[3] c. 140 B.C., who became King of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elāra (Ellalan) was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti (in Pali) and Rathnamali Dagaba.

Salitha Mihiranga

you will feel here something never feel before in your life. You have to wear some simple clothes before entering the place. you can feel that same if you visit this place thousand times.

amchanaka ruwan adikari

Most secred place of all the buddhist people in the world

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