Being a sacred ancient kingdom, Anuradhapura now in picturesque ruins, was the cradle of glorious Buddhist civilization and also was the first capital of Sri Lanka established in the 4th century B.C. The pride of this place is grabbed by nothing else but, the enormous bell-shaped stupas, built of small sun-dried bricks, the vast rainwater reservoirs, sacred temples, palaces of noteworthy engineering skills and sculptures that show up the artistic talents of our ancestors.
Ruwanweliseya Dagoba, Abhayagiri Viharaya, Isurumuniya, Kuttam Pokuna, Sri Maha Bodhi and the Samadhi Buddha Statue are a glimpse of Anuradhapura’s “must visit” sites whereas Anuradhapura is now renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anuradhapura, the great monastic city of the ancient world, is an essential stop of any tour of Sri Lanka. Holding its membership as one of the eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, which was the city, firstly settled by Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya. Along with the world-renowned ruins, this fascinating and prospering city stands in noble for it’s not merely a land of earth, but a land with an immense number of places to offer.