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Anuradhapura Destination Guide

Discover Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka

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

Interactive map of Anuradhapura

Local time in Anuradhapura is now 05:04 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Colombo " with a UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Weragla, Welankulama, Waragodayagama, Uttimaduwa Kudawewa, and Uttimaduwa. When in this area, you might want to check out Weragla . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Anuradhapura ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Cobra Dancing

1:24 min by Neil Ranawake
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Cobra dancing in Sri Lanka ..

Sri Lanka (12/2009) - Anuradhapura

2:11 min by thevideosarehere
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Anuradhapura, (අනුරාධපුර in Sinhala, அனுராதபுரம் in Tamil), is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO Worl ..


The Cradle of Sri Lankan Buddhism Whitewabbit's photos around Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka - 2 - Colombo - Pinnawela Elephants - FOX Groepsreis / 2006

14:50 min by Roel van Deursen
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Stadstour Colombo, bezoek aan Hindoestaanse tempel en Boeddhistische Bogoda . Lunch bij Delifrance. Daarna bezoek aan de Kerk van de Verenigde Oostindische compagnie (VOC). Dan de natuur in, een boott ..


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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 8.35 80.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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

Thuparamaya

Thuparamaya is a dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist sacred place of veneration. Mahinda Thera, an envoy sent by King Ashoka himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also chetiya worship to Sri Lanka. At his request King Devanampiyatissa built Thuparamaya in which was enshrined the collarbone of the Buddha. It is considered to be the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka following the introduction of Buddhism.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.36 80.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, 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 8.35 80.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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

Lovamahapaya

Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles. In ancient times, the building included the refectory and the uposathagara (Uposatha house). There was also a simamalake where the Sangha assembled on Poya days to recite the sutra of the confessional.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 8.35 80.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Anuradhapura, History of 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 8.34 80.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km 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

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Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Anuradhapura