Anuradhapura is a city decorated with historic ruins that take you back in time to a golden period of Sri Lanka. Filled with an abundance of ancient monasteries, palaces and other engineering marvels, the area is one of the popular destinations for adventure seekers to revel in. The Lankarama Dagoba in Galhebakada is one such example that warrants a visit. Of the boutique hotels Sri Lanka has to offer, Ulagalla which is a famed Sri Lanka boutique hotel will be a good place to head back to after a day’s exploring.
Believed to have been constructed during the 1st century B.C. by the visionary himself – King Walagamba, this ancient stupa proudly depicts remnants of a once thriving culture. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a row of stone pillars that represent the ruins of a ‘vatadage’ or house that once encircled the dagoba. The impressive circular courtyard and has a diameter of approximately 406 metres. While in the area also take a trip to the ‘Eth Pokuna’ which is a manmade pond which is 159 meters long with a capacity to hold to 75,000 cubic meters of water.
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