The is a popular city and was once the capital of the Buddhists. Anuradhapura is now in ruins but the ruins of the ancient city still bring a fascinating picture of ancient Sri Lankan civilization to tourists.  I have seen that the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura, which are of great interest to tourists, have won the hearts of many tourists.

I have seen small sun-dried bricks, temples, sculptures, palaces and ‘Stupas’ made of ancient drinking water reservoirs become tourist attractions.  The greatest Buddhist history in the history of Sri Lanka belongs to Anuradhapura. I discovered it while exploring there.

Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Km to Colombo city 205 North Heritage Site from the 4th century  BC  Until the beginning of the 11th century, Anuradhapura was the capital of Sri Lanka.

The ancient city of Anuradhapura is consider to be sacred to the Buddhist world and many ancient Buddhist monuments are visit by religious tourists.  Tourists can visit the most famous and tallest ‘Dagobas’ in Sri Lanka. The Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura was cultivate from a Sapling of the tree on which the Supreme Buddha attain enlightenment about 2500 years ago.

History of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura became historically significant in the 3rd century BC with the pruning of the Buddha’s fig tree, the ‘intelligent tree’, to Sri Lanka. In the 4th century BC, Anuradhapura became the most political and religious capital of Sri Lanka.  Anuradhapura is considerer to be one of the most developed cities in the world with systems and a Well Managed healthcare and education system.

AD Anuradhapura was permanently abandon in the 10th century and remain hidden in the forest until the 19th century.  The city of Anuradhapura was rediscover in the 19th century by a British team led by Ralph. So

Backhouse and once again became a place of pilgrimage. Today, Anuradhapura is a beautiful city, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, and attracts many Buddhists and tourists from all over Sri Lanka and beyond.  Anuradhapura was once the greatest monastic city in the ancient world, with a large collection of Buddhist texts.


Km from Colombo 216 km away Polonnaruwa was the capital of medieval Sri Lanka.  Most people know that but I tell you it is to improve your memory.  It has been use by the kings of Sri Lanka as a ‘country residence’ since the 7th century.

AD  in the 11th century, Polonnaruwa became the capital of Sri Lanka. because

The city was fortifies with three central walls, adorner with gardens, and consecrated with many shrines and shrines.  The city and its environs were irrigate by a unique irrigation complex call the so Parakrama Sea (Parakrama Samudra).

Places to see

Parakarma Samudra: Parakarma Samudra is an irrigation tank spread over an area of ​​5940 acres.  It is one of the most prominent features of Polonnaruwa. because

Royal Fortress: The fort housed the king’s administrative and administrative buildings 12th century BC It is an attractive building with fine stone carvings. The Royal Bath Fort has a staircase outside. so the beautiful bathroom is make of stone and is use as a living room with a small pavilion.

Stone Temple: It was built in AD. It is a 12th century stone carve Buddhist shrine.  It contains stunning images of the Buddha carved in stone

Vata-Da-Ge: A round relic chamber was built to cover Dagoba, a popular archeological style in ancient Sri Lanka.

Hatadage: A relic chamber built by King ‘Parakramaba’ I to house the sacred tooth relics. Lotus Pond: A stone pond built in eight parallel layers in the shape of a lotus flower, where monks can often sit while bathing.


An ancient fortress and a slave year 1301, Yapahuwa is a 90 meter high rock.  Many particles of the ancient defensive ring can still be seen, and a typical staircase remains its largest display. “Yapahuwa Buwanekabahu”, the 13th century capital of Sri Lanka, made king. The main object is the rock about 300 feet above the surrounding land. The fort has the ruins of a number of buildings. because

The Tooth Relic also brought from Purple-Badenia. Yapahu is located in Kurunegala, North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

Kurunegala, the northwestern capital

The province is a treasure trove of archeology and was the seat of four medieval kings of Sri Lanka in the middle of the 12th and 14th centuries. because  the kings of Sri Lanka built several forts at Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa and Kurunegala. so,

I saw forts, places, Buddhist temples, shirins, monasteries and monasteries, walls and moats, as well as many small (pre-Christian) and post-European European colonial monuments. so  In the North Western Province there are medieval temples and houses built on pillars or small stones.  They are all associated with Sinhala art and craft murals, woodwork, sculptures and classical artefacts of the Lord.

I present to you very little of what I found during my exploration

Beach side

Because I often went to the beaches to soothe the exhaustion of most of my explorations


Km from Colombo Situated 98 km to the south, Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular beach resorts in Sri Lanka.  The only Sri Lankan sailor L sanctuary is located here.  It is a great place for nature lovers with coral and tropical fish. Hikkaduwa has something to offer everyone – coral for snooker players, white beaches for those who like to enjoy the waves and the sun and sand for the waves. Because

The Coral Sanctuary is surround by a large shallow body of water and is adorn with layers of multi-coral coral. It is home to colorful coral fish, lobsters, large tartar and a number of microscopic marine life there is a collection of beautiful islands approximately 200 meters away from the an beach. So four different shipwrecks waiting to be explore are a treat for diving enthusiasts. and It is located 4 meters below the coral water and is easily accessible to novice divers. So However I think diving is very adventurous, I can take a boat ride with a glass bottom to enjoy the beauty of the coral sanctuary. But,


Unawatuna near Galle is a beautiful wide curve gold beach.  The beach praised as one of the 12 best beaches in the world.  There is a reef that protects the beach, making it safe for bathing. Rumassala, Unawatuna A rocky outcrop extending into the sea is associate with the legend of Ramayana. So, Rama’s brother was wounded in the battle.  The serene surroundings and Dutch archeology add to the charm of the place.

We will have many more interesting conversations in the future

Author:- Malindu Malaka

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