An overview of Anuradhapura
A major city in Sri Lanka and the capital of the North Central Province – gained recognition as ‘a great city’ following the arrival of a cutting from the Bodhi Tree (‘tree of enlightenment’), the Buddha’s fig tree, in the 3rd century BC. Now a city filled with picturesque ruins and stunning scenery, the sacred city of Anuradhapura does not disappoint. When visiting Anuradhapura, the problem is not finding things to see but rather the time to see them all! Featuring eight major palaces, the sacred Bodhi tree and numerous monuments and monasteries, Anuradhapura is a magnet for tourists seeking beautiful, rich culture, and draws many Buddhist pilgrims from far and wide. An absolute must when visiting beautiful Sri Lanka!