Anuradhapura is a sacred city popular among Buddhist tourists that was once the ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is now majorly in ruins but the ruins of ancient city still bring in an amazing picture of ancient Sri Lanka civilization among travelers. The fascinating ancient ruins of Anuradhapura that are of major interest for tourists include huge bell-shaped Stupus built of small sun-dried bricks, temples, sculptures, palaces, and ancient drinking-water reservoirs. Anuradhapura is home to many of the ancient grandest monuments of Sri Lanka that are very popular as tourist attractions.
The city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 205 km north of the capital city Colombo. Anuradhapura remained the capital of Sri Lanka from 4th century BC till the beginning of the 11th century AD.
The ancient city of Anuradhapura is considered sacred to the Buddhist world and is frequented by religious tourists to visit many ancient Buddhist monuments. Travelers can visit some of the most famous as well as the tallest Dagobas of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bodhi-tree in Anuradhapura. The Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura. The Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura was grown from a sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago lord Buddha found enlightenment.