Anuradhapura is the Sacred City of Sri Lanka located North Central Province at a distance of approximately 200 km from Colombo. Anuradhapura established in the 4th century BC used to be a capital of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is a holy city of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and currently, the capital of North Central Province. This revered city was founded around a trimming from the ‘tree of enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, introduced there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Several Buddhism temples exist in the city which attracts many travellers. Besides temples, the city also has got mountains and historical places to see. Below are top places to visit in Anuradhapura.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Back into 250BC – 210BC won the instruction of Mahinda Thero who brought Buddhism to the Sri Lanka Thuparamaya was developed. It’s also a sacred place for Buddhism as it was the very stupa in Sri Lanka which was built in the early days of the Buddhism. It’s situated in the sacred area of the Mahamewna park about 1 km far from the Ruwanweliseya Dagabaf. Mostly tourist found it a relaxing place. There were 176 support beams which backed this set-up house and in 1896, 31 complete pillars with capitals have been standing. Thuparamaya total cove more than 3-acre area and up to 5000 monks can stay here.