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Anuradhapura Destination Guide

Discover Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka!

Anuradhapura in the region of North Central with it's 60,943 habitants is a place located in Sri Lanka - some 106 mi (or 170 km) North of Colombo, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka

Local time in Anuradhapura is now 10:46 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Weragla, Welankulama, Waragodayagama, Uttimaduwa Kudawewa, Uttimaduwa or Rathamalt. When in this area, you might want to check out Walakkadawala, Siyambala Wewa, Sirukkulama, Ratmalgahawewa, Puvarasankulama and Anuradhapura as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

29°C / 84 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 83%
Air Pressure 1023.5 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 68% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 25th of January 2017
Few clouds, fresh breeze.
Few clouds Day: 29°C (85 °F)
Night: 26°C (79 °F)
Thursday, 26th of January 2017
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 31°C (87 °F)
Night: 26°C (78 °F)
Friday, 27th of January 2017
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)

Videos

Discovering the Lost City Jamieparkins's...

02:38 min ( December 08, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 428 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Jamieparkins's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these ...

Construction work on Roads in Anuradhapu...

05:41 min ( January 26, 2012 by Kanchana Mallawathantri)
Views: 305 - Rating: 0/5

This video shows the construction work being carried out on the access roads to the city of Anuradhapura, as seen on the 29th and 30th of Dec 2011. Of what I observed there seems to be a massive devel...


The Ancient Cities (Cultural Triangle) S...

02:20 min ( December 04, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 624 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Salcat's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos...

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff Trent's photos ...

02:37 min ( February 26, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4)
Views: 312 - Rating: 0/5

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Interesting facts about this location

Jetavanaramaya

The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Mahasena (273-301 AD) initiated the construction of the stupa following the destruction of Mahavihara. His son Maghavanna I completed the construction of the stupa. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.36, 80.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Anuradhapura, Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, Stupas, Stupas in Anuradhapura, Stupas in Sri Lanka

Ruwanwelisaya

The Ruwanmalisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C. , who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, \tSuvarnamali Mahaceti and Rathnamali Dagaba.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.36, 80.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, Stupas in Anuradhapura, Stupas in Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the southern branch from the historical Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi at Bodh Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.36, 80.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Anuradhapura, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhist art and culture, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, History of Buddhism, History of Sri Lanka, Individual trees

SLAF Anuradhapura

SLAF Anuradhapura is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located near the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.36, 80.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Air Force bases

North Central Province, Sri Lanka

North Central Province (Sinhala: උතුරු මැද පළාත Uturumeda Palata, Tamil: வட மத்திய மாகாணம் Wada Maththiya Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. Its capital is Anuradhapura. The province is not densely populated with a weak economy, as the land tends to be dry tropical woodlands.

More reading: North Central Province, Sri Lanka homepage
Located at 8.36, 80.42 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Kingdom of Kandy, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Provinces of Sri Lanka

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