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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, Ancient Central, Sri Lanka.
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 Described as a sacred destination and the thriving centre for Sri Lankan ancient civilization is none other than Anuradhapura. The ruins, temples, statues, palaces and water reservoirs make Anuradhapura a Mecca to all history buffs who will be no doubt awed at these marvels of ancient civilization that dates back to 10th century BC. This ancient capital now a UNESCO world heritage site was considered one of the most powerful political powers in South Asia during its time not to mention sacred in the Buddhist world and to our luck the wonders of ancient Sri Lanka is carefully preserved to learn and wonder at the massive stupas, intricate statues and water reservoirs which were considered the best irrigation systems in the ancient civilizations and are still surviving today.

Anuradhapura was abandoned and for centuries was hidden in thick jungle. It was rediscovered by the British and was brought back to life. It is a site of Buddhist pilgrimage and history lovers from all over the world. This ancient capital contains the very sacred bodhi tree, along with all the monuments and monasteries which are treasures to see. The famous sites are Ruwanwelisaya stupa built in 2nd century BC by King Dutegamunu which is still carefully preserved today. The remains of the Abhayagiri monastery as well as the Jethwana monastery which believes to be the cremation site of Thera Mahinda the introducer of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, as well as the 13meter Aukana Buddha statue just to name a few. Walking around this ancient city any visitor can go back in time to the actual splendor of the ancient times. Rock temples, carvings, statues and not to mention the terraced ponds and water reservoirs make Anuradhapura a wonder to any traveler.
The area around Anuradhapura is quiet and serene. Since it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site with many commanding stupas all around as well as monks. It is considered a sacred area therefore there is not much to do besides sight see and take a trip back in time.  It is definitely a must see for any visitor as there is no doubt that Anuradhapura is a historical, religious and architectural masterpiece
 
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