The city of Anuradhapura often known as the ancient kingdom of Ceylon is filled with 2500 years of history! This city may be the oldest city in Sri Lanka as of yet!
With Chaithyas (shrines) standing tall in their white color, protecting relics of Gauthama Lord Buddha & the holy tree which helped Guathama Lord Buddha attain enlightenment, Anuradhapura city is one of the most ancient kingdom’s in the World. This city was ruled by many kings which most of the stories can be heard once you visit any one of these temples.
The most recent Chaithya (Shrine), the Sadahiru Saaya was built by the Sri Lankan army with bullets & other armoury used during the 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka
This city is surrounded by temples, ruins, and carved rocks which were once ruled by many ancient kings. Their inventions stand to surprise us now, even thousands of years later!
as this is the holy city of Sri Lanka, you might need to wear white and avoid making yourself a bit fancy! There are 8 temples that you should visit when you come to this ancient city of Ceylon.
These temples were built by ancient kings a few thousand years ago!
Make sure you visit all these 8 temples as they are just closeby to each other
A recent addition to this list which was built by the Army of Sri Lanka – SandaHiru Saya is another temple to visit!
embrace the ancient kingdom of ceylon
The Ancient Kingdom of Anuradhapura is covered with many temples, most of which are UNESCO heritage sites. Make sure you visit them all in one go!