Anuradhapura, an ancient city located 200 km away from Colombo is a must-visit destination in Sri Lanka. It’s also a site of pilgrimage for Buddhists from all around the world.
It was once a kingdom ruled by the Sinhalese Kings and their ruins can be still seen in this city. These kings have built many reservoirs and stupas in Anuradhapura at that time.
Because of its cultural and religious significance, Anuradhapura is a tourist destination today. There are many great resort options the likes of Ulagalla here in Anuradhapura that often serve tourists from all around the globe.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
This can be called the main spot among the Anuradhapura attractions, especially for the Buddhists. It’s an ancient Bo tree which is believed to be the southern branch from the sacred Bo tree in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.
Other attractions in Anuradhapura
The other attractions in Anuradhapura includes Jethawana Dagoba, Abhayagiri Vihara, Twin Ponds, Thuparamaya and the Isurumuniya Rock Temple.