Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa for culture tourism

The 400ft Dagabas as tall as the pyramids and the remains of ruined cities, large man made lakes of a great highly advanced civilization older than the recorded history at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

Anuradhapura sacred ancient city was founded in the 04th century B.C and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of the great Sinhala civilization which flourished in this region.

Places to visit:
Anuradhapura
Isurumuniya, Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Saya, Thuparama, Abayagiriya, Moonstone, Jethawanaramaya, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Twin Ponds, The Jethawana Musume.

Ruwanvaliseya Dagaba and Wewa (Lake) in Anuradhapura
Ruwanvaliseya Dagaba and Wewa (Lake) in Anuradhapura

Polonnaruwa.
Pothgul vehera, Palace and audience hall of King Nissankamalla, Palace and audience hall of King Parakramabahu, Siva Devala, Wata dage, Thuparama, Alarakaramaya, Lankathilaka, Pabulu Vehera, Kiri Vehera, Gal Viharaya, Lotus Pond and the Thiwanka Pilimage.

Wata da Geya, Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa
Wata da Geya, Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa. (Flickr photo by Deshika)

  • spark
    August 28, 2012 at 4:26 am

    What is the best place to view in Anuradhapura?

    • admin
      August 28, 2012 at 4:32 am

      You must view Ruwnweliseya and Sri Maha Bodiya.

  • Protect our Heritages
    August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Sri Lanka's largest man-made lake, Parakrama Samudraya is in Polonnaruwa. Have a visit.

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    May 21, 2017 at 1:24 am

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