The Hit List
Our tour of Anuradhapura follows the typical progression, starting in the southeast corner at the ticket office and following a counter-clockwise course around the ancient city (green highlights in Fig. 16). Our picks for Anuradhapura’s best sites are marked with asterisks (*).
- Jetavana monastery: Jetavana stupa,* image house, Buddhist railing shrine
- Abhayagiri monastery: Samadhi Buddha bodhi tree shrine,* Abhayagiri stupa,* Ratna Prasada guardstone,* Mahasena’s Palace moonstone*
- Mahavihara monastery: Thuparama vatadage,* Ruwanwelisaya stupa,* Sri Maha Bodhi tree shrine*
- Mirisaveti monastery: Mirisaveti stupa