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Anuradhapura is well known as one of the ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka. Its a treasure trove of arts, culture, history and heritage. Learn about the ancient kings and kingdoms of Ceylon, the growth of Buddhism in Ceylon, while admiring the skills of our forefathers in building these magnificent structures that withstood the test of time.

Known as the sacred city, Anuradhapura holds a vast collection of ruins which pay homage to the growth of Buddhism in Ceylon. Sites such as the Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Sri Maha bodhiya are wonderful examples of the beauty of ancient architecture and the religious devotion of our forefathers.

Sri Maha Bhodi

An icon of great significance to the Buddhists in Ceylon, the Sri Maha Bodhi is said to have come from the main Bo tree in India under which Siddhartha Gautama (the Gautama Buddha) achieved enlightenment.

Ruwanwelisaya

Standing at a height of 300ft. this structure is one of the world’s tallest monuments. Built by King Dutugemunu, the site is famous for its architectural qualities and for is religious heritage. Its a sight to behold for both locals and foreigners alike.

Kuttam Pokuna

The Kuttam Pokuna, which means “twin ponds" bears witness to the architectural brilliance of our forefathers and their achievements in the field of hydraulic engineering. with a length of 132ft. and 91ft both ponds are a creation of artistic wonder.

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