The sacred city of Anuradhapura was a thriving kingdom for 1300 years and the capital of Sri Lanka during the 3rd century BC. Boasting civilization, a rich culture and an impressive irrigation system Anuradhapura is considered one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world.
Today Anuradhapura is in picturesque ruins with the newer commecialised little town located close by. Visitors to the old Anuradhapura City can explore the fascinating ruins which include the ancient cities, magnificent massive stupas, temples, intricate carvings, palaces and the remains of the ancient irrigation system. Most of the Stupas are still worshipped by Buddhists all over the world and there are easy access roads to visit all the great monuments. The area of the great stupas is complemented by a massive amazingly beautiful tank.
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The Heritage Hotel Anuradhapura is a comfortable hotel offering 50 rooms each one with a balcony overlooking the garden and the lovely Tissa Wewa. Thi...
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Hotel Alakamanda in Anuradhapura is set amidst lush greenery and offers guests a taste of Sri Lanka`s historic culture. With its ancient architectural...
The Miridiya Lake Resort is located in the ancient capital Anuradhapura bordering the breathtaking Nuwara Wewa, which is an impressive man-made lake. ...