Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Going to the next destination Anuradhapura, it is located at 100km away from Kurunegala to Anuradhapura, takes approximately two hours.

Photos on the way from Kurunegala to Anuradhapura, taken from running car.

Photos on the way from Kurunegala to Anuradhapura, taken from running car.

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province. It has a population of 63,208 inhabitants (2011).

Getting in the city of Anuradhapura.

Getting in the city of Anuradhapura.

The center of the city, a lot of garbage are scattered.

The center of the city, a lot of garbage are scattered.

Arrived in the Anuradhapura Town I consumed lunch at the restaurant of the Platinum Resort first.

Platinum Resort Hotel Anuradhapura

Platinum Resort Hotel Anuradhapura

The entrance, restaurant, backyard and front-yard of Platinum Resort.

The entrance, restaurant, backyard and front-yard of Platinum Resort.

The Platinum Resort has rich flowers on the garden.

The Platinum Resort has rich flowers on the garden.

After the lunch, I went on an exploration to the old town of Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura Old Town Map

Anuradhapura Old Town Map

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Anuradhapura District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was 3rd capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata after Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

The main attractions of Anuradhapura.

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The Tree of Wisdom called the bodhi or bo tree. Ruwanweli (Ruvanvali) Maha Seya. Jetavana (Jetavanaramaya) Stupa. Thuparama Dagoba (Pagoda).

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Lankarama Dagoba (Stupa). Mirisavati Stupa. Lovamahapaya, Ancient Palace. Isurumuniya Vihara

Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna). Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Ancient Structure). Samadhi Buddha at Mahamevuna Park. Anuradhapura in the dusk of the evening.

Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna). Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Ancient Structure). Samadhi Buddha at Mahamevuna Park. Anuradhapura in the dusk of the evening.

The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries.

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