Anuradhapura’s history shows in a long list of Anuradhapura visiting places, as it has many sites to discover. The ancient city of Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura Atamasthana, Ruwanweliseya, Maha Viharaya, and Anuradhapura Kuttam Pokuna are some of the spots you should visit during your trip to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
Anuradhapura has had many different rulers and is a famous city for its remnants of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Furthermore, these remnants of Anuradhapura city attract many local as well as foreign tourists. Anuradhapura’s history is rich in archaeological and architectural wonders with elevated brick towers, ancient lakes, dagobas, and temples. All these wonderful establishments were created during the ruling period of different dynasties.
Exploring the ancient city of Anuradhapura can be done by bicycle or with a vehicle, since the area is quite big and exploring Anuradhapura is difficult within one day. So, make sure to let us plan your trip well to not miss anything of historical value on your visiting list.
Overnight you can stay in one of the hotels, guest houses or holiday resorts in Anuradhapura New Town that we recommend for you.
Spiritual Tour Maha Bodhi and
Ruwanweli Maha Seya
Ruwanweli Maha Seya is the largest Buddhist construction in Sri Lanka, this stupa has a broad history which goes back to King Dutugemunu who constructed the stupa. Legend says that King Dutugemunu was old and sick, therefore he couldn’t see the finishing of the construction. This construction was made by King Dutugemunu with a Goddess called Swarnamali, originally the Stupa was named as Swarnamali Maha Seya.
In the same ancient site, we will be visiting the Great Sacred Tree, Sri Maha Bodhi which was a branch of the original Sacred Bodhi tree of Lord Buddha. This branch has been brought by the daughter of King Ashoka, the Emperor of India, after she became a Buddhist monk. The Sacred Sri Maha Bodhi is one of the key changing points of Sri Lankan history and this is one of the main icons of Buddhists in Sri Lanka.
If you are looking to do something spiritual during your vacation in Sri Lanka, you can visit these places with our guidance, wearing white clothes, for the evening meditation.