Anuradhapura is significant and sacred city. one of the most important and stone structural engineered archaeological sites in the cultural landscape of Sri Lanka. For you life historical records, this a city that you must visit. As its one of the capital of the ancient Ceylonese kings from the 5th century BC until the 11th century AD. This Significant old city has its’ own scenic, peaceful, and has one of the best unpredictable surreal experience. And jutted out massive stupas and dagobas(a.k.a Pagoda). According to historical records,
The City was founded in the 5th century bce and was the Sinhalese capital of Sri Lanka from the 4th century bce until the 11th century ce, when invasions from South India forced the shifting of the capital.
- Mirisaweti Stupa,
- Abhayagiri Stupa,
- Ruwanwelisaya Stupa,
- Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya,
By King Walagamba, around like 89 B.C. – 77 B.C. According to history during the 1st century The Lankaramaya was built. As explained by chronicles, this place was also known by as Silasobbakandaka and Galhebakada. at first, this stupa was known as Somarama Stupa in commemoration of Queen Soma who saved the life of the king.
Thuparamaya is considered to be the first Stupa built in the city, after the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. The stupa was built during the reign of King Devanampiyathissa (307 BC to 267 BC). It is believed that the stupa enshrines the right collarbone Relic of the Lord Buddha
According to the Mahawamsa, the Lowamahapaya was a nine-story building and It was built by the King Dutugemunu (161-137 BC).
The Mirisawetiya stupa has been built by the king Dutugemunu (161BC – 137BC) after defeating South Indian invader king Elara.
According to the legends, one day the King Dutugemunu had gone to Tissa Wewa for a bath leaving the scepter here. Once he returns to the scepter, it is said that it could not be moved from that place. As a result, the King has constructed this Stupa on the place where the scepter stuck.
Abhayagiri Stupa is the second highest stupa in the country. The stupa was built by King Valagamba was also known as Vattagamani Abhaya and Valagambahu in 1st century BC.
The Jetavanarama Stupa was built by the King Mahasen (276-303). During the reign of King Mahasen, this has become a center of Sagalika sect (also it is said that Sagalika sect has started in Jetavanaramaya). This stupa was rehabilitated for the last time by King Parakramabahu in the 12th century.
The Ruwanwelisaya stupa is considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. This was built by King Dutugemunu in 140 B.C. The stupa is also known as Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Swarnamali Chaitya, Rathnamali Dagaba and Mahathupa.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Bo-Tree in the Mahamewna gardens and It is a branch of the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was brought to Sri Lanka by the theri Sangamitta, daughter of Emperor Asoka during the regime of King Devanampiyatissa.
- Nuwara Wewa
- Tissa Wewa
- Basawakkulama Wewa
*Wewa = Lake
Big list right? This is just highlights.
There are few other things you can do in Annapurna. Followings are the most travelers loved as their best outdoor activities in Anuradhapurs
- Wilpattu National Park
- Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)
- Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond
- Eth Pokuna
- Admire Isurumuniya
- Visit The Ratna Prasada Guard Stone
Also When Check out the awesome Mihintale. Careful when walking up..!
Nothing to worry there are lots of restaurants with plenty of testy food verities. Here are few most popular Sri Lankan food restaurants.
Must Try: Indian, Chinese and Sri Lankan Styled Meats
Location: No 562/B/1, Jayanthi Mawatha,
Cuisine: Asian, Sri Lankan
Cost for Two: less that 2$-3$
Must Try: Rice and Curry & Other Dishes
Location: 279 Main Street,
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Sri Lankan
Cost for Two: less that 2$-5$
Must Try: Traditional Sri Lankan Meal
Cuisine: Sri Lankan, Asian
Cost for Two: less that 2$-5$
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