Sites and Attractions

Ruwanwelisaya

The stupa is known as Ruwanwelisaya, Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and Rathnamali Dagaba. The compound is supported by stone elephants, and the surrounding wall is decorated…

  • 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

The Sri Maha Bodhiya

Sanghamitta Theri brought with her a branch of the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained enlightment. The tree was planted on a high terrace about…

  • Anuradhapura
The Sri Maha Bodhiya

Thuparamaya

This chetiya was built in the shape of a heap of paddy. This dagaba was destroyed from time to time. During the reign of King…

  • Anuradhapura
Thuparamaya

Mirisaveti Stupa

The stupa was built in the place where the scepter stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without…

  • Anuradhapura
Mirisaveti Stupa

Lovamahapaya

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

  • Anuradhapura
Lovamahapaya

Isurumuniya

There is a viharaya connected to a cave and above is a cliff. A small stupa is built on it. It can be seen that…

  • Anuradhapura
Isurumuniya

Jetavanarama

The height of Jetavanarama is said to be 400 feet (120 m). This is considered as the largest stupa in the whole world. This stupa belongs to…

  • Anuradhapura
Jetavanarama

Kuttam Pokuna

These twin ponds are one of the most beautiful works of art during the ancient Anuradhapura kingdom. The garden which separates these 2 ponds is 18½…

  • Anuradhapura
Kuttam Pokuna

Abhayagiri Stupa

Shortly after this event, the monks of the Mahavihara took disciplinary action against one of the bhikkus of the Abhayagiri Vihara, for violating a rule…

  • Anuradhapura
Abhayagiri Stupa