Attractions

Ruwanwelisaya

After defeating the Tamil king Elara, King Dutugemunu of Sri Lanka built this magnificant stupa. The stupa is known as Ruwanwelisaya, Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and…

  • Anuradhapura
Ruwanwelisaya

Samadhi Statue

The Samadhi Statue is 8 feet (2.4 m) in height and made of granite and the Dhyana mudra is symbolished – The posture of meditation…

  • Anuradhapura
Samadhi Statue

Sri Maha Bodhiya

The tree was planted on a high terrace about 21 feet (6.5 m) above the ground and surrounded by railings. Today, the tree is one…

  • Anuradhapura
Sri Maha Bodhiya

Thuparamaya

Thera Mahinda himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also chetiya worship to Ceylon. At his request King Devanampiyatissa built Thuparamaya in which was enshrined the collarbone…

  • Anuradhapura
Thuparamaya

Mirisaveti Stupa

Built by King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC) and was his first stupa to be constructed. It was fully restored by the Department of Archaeology in 1993.…

  • Anuradhapura
Mirisaveti Stupa

Lovamahapaya

Lovamahapaya is situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya. It is also known as the Brazen Palace (Brass Palace) or Lohaprasadaya. In ancient times the building…

  • Anuradhapura
Lovamahapaya