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Anuradapura

Anuradapura

Population:
50595
Average Climate:
Summer :  22°C – 34°C
Monsoon : 24°C – 33°C
Post monsoon : 25°C – 30°C
Winter : 20°C – 29°C
Best time to visit:
January - march
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About Anuradapura

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, and it’s famous for its well preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It is situated in the north central province of  Sri Lanka, the city is now a UNESCO world heritage site, the ancient monuments still stand tall, and have become a fascinating place for site seeing. Ruwanwelisaya stands on the top of the must see list when in Anuradhapura as it's one of the tallest stupas in the country, and dates back to 2BC.It was the most extensive and significant of the Sri Lankan royal capitals. Collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas, soaring brick towers, ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. The present the city is a rather delightful, inspiring memento of a glorious past.

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Archaeological museums

s The archaeological museum is situated in the old kachcheri building, between the Brazon palace and Ruwanwelisaya. Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest museums and it was established in 1947 under the prime effort of Dr. Senarath Paranavithana. T he museum has an interesting collection of artwork, carvings and everyday items from Anuradhapura and other historic sites around Sri Lanka. Exhibits include a restored relic chamber, as found during the excavation of the Kantaka Chetiya dagoba at nearby Mihintale, and a large-scale model of Thuparama Dagoba’s vatadage. 

Sri Maha Bodhis

Abhayagiri Dagobas