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First capital of Sri Lanka / Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura was Sri Lankas First Known Kingdom built by King Anuradha. Being Sri Lankas Capital for Centuries in the Ancient Time now declared as a world heritage city by UNESCO and in the Cultural Triangle and One of most sacred places in Buddism. Anuradhapura is a fascinating district with many tanks, wildlife, irrigational network and its humble farming community.

Anuradhapura has been made royal capital by the king Pandukabhaya in 380 BC. It remained residence and royal capital for 119 successive Singhalese kings till the year 1000 AD when it was abandoned and the capital moved to Polonnaruwa. Some of the interesting places as the tallest dagoba of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree. This tree was grown from a sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago the Buddha found enlightenment.

Visit Eight Main Places
• Sri Maha Bodhiya /Ruwanveliseya /Thuparama / Lovamahapaya / Abhayagiriya
Jetavanaramatya / Mirisavetiya Lankaramaya