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Jethawanaramaya Stupa
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Mihintale
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Vessagiriya Ruins
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Lankarama Sthupa
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sri Maha Boodhi Temple
Sacred & Religious Sites
Ruwanwelisaya
Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Sacred & Religious Sites
Dagoba of Thuparama
Sacred & Religious Sites
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana
Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya)
Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Castles
Short Handed Statue
Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Monuments & Statues, Educational sites
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Mihintale
#1 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
We had a wonderful personal experience with one of the ' authentic' guides who gave us both an entertaining history lesson and took us to some great vantage points for photographs and to view the incredible sunset...
You can see old antic ruins, a big modern white stupa, a big white budha, wonderful views and interesting monks habits.
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Ruwanwelisaya
#2 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
You can get impressive views from afar with as many photo ops as you want, but to truly experience this stupa you need to take off your shoes and walk around (clockwise) to get a sense of its sacred nature.
Of great historical significance to all Sri Lankans, and a place of worship for Buddhists, this is a must visit site for tourists and pilgrims alike.
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Ritigala Forest Monastery
#3 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
It's an extraordinary place: 2000-year-old Ebony trees, rare types of monkey, an ancient library overlooking spectacular views, and an extremely well preserved system of walk ways, pools, and peaceful prayer place...
Nestled in the heart of the cultural triangle, Habarana is the ideal base from which travellers can explore the glorious sights of Sri Lanka from the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya to the Minneriya National Park...
Jethawanaramaya Stupa
#4 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
The scale of ancient settlement Anurahpura is one of the most impressive archeological sights the technology and the cultural enlightment of these ancient forbears of the modern day Ceylonese is amazing.
One of the highly valued historical and religious landmarks located within the ruins of the sacred city of Anuradhapura.
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Sri Maha Boodhi Temple
#5 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
This temple is accessible without a ticket for the main heritage site, which makes it a terrific stop when you have a half day in Anuradhapura.
Wonderful Buddhist sacred site
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
#6 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
I started my exploration of Anuradhapura with visit to Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred tree and considered as oldest in the world.There is a common ticket for visiting the ancient historical sites in Anuradhapura and for...
The site is super busy with tourists but also regular worshippers and that's what made it so interesting compared with other less busy temples.
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Abhayagiri Dagaba
#7 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Abhayagiri Vihāra was a major monastery site of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism that was situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
It is the tranquility of the landscape that these sights are built around. 
Isurumuniya Temple
#8 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
... Sri Lanka, we gave our magnificent guide Palitha freedom to decide what we should see, and this temple was one of those unplanned sites he took us to after visiting Sri Maha Boodhi Temple & Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba.
This combined with a beautiful temple and great views from top of the temple left a sacred feeling.
Dagoba of Thuparama
#9 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
It helps to wear socks as walking up to the site on the very hot stones and sand pathways can be very difficult in bare feet.
If touring Anuradhapura this is a site you should not miss.
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Samadhi Statue
#10 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
It is another destination that should be toured or visited in Sri lanka instead of relaxing your mind.Looming over the entire site of Mahamevnawa Park in Anuradhapura, Samadhi Statue is situated in the middle of t...
When you look at the face of this statue from the left side you will see a sad face, and straight look will show you meditation pause, and then the right view will have smile on the face, therefore Remember to loo...
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Moonstone or Sandakada pahana
#11 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Ranmasu Uyana
#12 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
You can park you vehicle in Isurumiuniya temple car park and walk down to extreme left hand corner (when walking from car park entrance), where you will find the board of this site.
Most important place in this site is " Star Gate Symbol " which carved in stone .
Mirisaveti Stupa
#13 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
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Lankarama Sthupa
#14 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
but the view from outside (and evesdropping on a tour guide leading an English-speaking group) made this fascinating
Vessagiriya Ruins
#15 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
This is a historic meditation centre carved into the rock with rock seats and rock beds. it a cool and a calm place, just ideal to just sit around and observe the view.
The place is not so frequently visited like other sights in Anuradhapura, but it is worth seeing it.
Lovamahapaya
#16 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya)
#17 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
The palace is situated very near to the Thuparama Stupa.. Recommend to visit this site to visualize the ancient royal structures....
Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya
#18 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Nellikulama Temple
#19 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Isinbassagala
#20 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
The view from the top of the rock was extremely scenic.
Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya
#21 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
If you are planning to visit the temple, and explore the associated ruins and the site with the prehistoric paintings, be prepared to spend a few hours at least at Thanthirimale.
We had a 360 degree view of the surrounding.
Short Handed Statue
#22 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate)
#23 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura
#24 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
The monks can even tell you all about the area's sacred sites and Buddhism in this World Heritage city.
Nakha Vehera
#25 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Vessagiriya Ruins
#26 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Vessagiri
#27 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
Lovamahapaya Brazen Palace
#28 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura
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Asokaramaya Pankuliya Temple
#29 of 29 Sights & Landmarks in Anuradhapura