Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first capital city, Also known as the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, is found in Northern Central Province, Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is famous for Archaeological sites, culture, food and attractions set upon an iconic inheritance backdrop.
Anuradhapura is a sacred city established in the 4th century B.C. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982 under the name of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. The centre of Theravada Buddhism for several centuries. Theravada Buddhism is a fork of Buddhism resting on the oldest written Buddhist text as its faith.
The city of Anuradhapura held the capital city for the ethnic Sinhalese society from the 4th century B.C. till the beginning of the 11th century A.D. Throughout this time, it remained one of the most stable centres of political power in South Asia.
This early city is considered sacred to the Buddhist world. The town plays religious significance because it retains a cutting from the ‘tree of enlightenment, the Buddha’s fig tree which, was carried in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta – the originator of an array of Buddhist nuns.
Artificial lakes extending along the horizon, stupas that touched the sky and performed as data communications, dwellings atop rocks decorated with elaborate sculpture, water gardens and futuristic settings of technologies and stargates are just a few of the construction festivals the ancient Sinhalese.
Enhanced with Buddhism brought down from India approximately three thousand years before Sri Lankan technicians and artisans built unique breath-taking constructions in the ancient society. Formulated with bricks and carved with stones, these productions observed in the ancient city of Anuradhapura continues to astound the world.