Anuradhapura

Abhayagiriya

Abhayagiri monastic complex is a World Heritage Site. Abhayagiriya is the tallest brick edifice of the ancient world with its (...)

Abhayagiriya

Rathnaprasadaya

The monastic residence complex of Abhayagiriya (Uttara Maha Chethiya) also known as Pirivena, Pradada or Arama consists of princ (...)

Rathnaprasadaya

Thuparamaya

This is the first stupa in Anuradhapura, though not as big as the other, The shape of the stupa is like a heap of paddy. This was (...)

Thuparamaya

The twin ponds

It is known as Kuttam Pokuna in Sinhala, and this can be considered one of the most outstanding architectural and artistic cre (...)

The twin ponds

Srimaha bodhiya

This is the sacred Bodhi Tree worshipped by Buddhists all over Sri Lanka. It is said to have sprung from a sapling of the Sri Mah (...)

Srimaha bodhiya

Samadhi Buddha

Samadhi Buddha Image in ‘Samadhi’ posture is situated in between the Abhayagiriya stupa and Twin Ponds and belongs to the Abayag (...)

Samadhi Buddha

Ruwanweliseya (Stupa)

The large stupa is said to have been built by King Dutugemunu (137-119 BC) in the first century B.C. The Mahawansa has it. That (...)

Ruwanweliseya (Stupa)

Mirisawetiya Sthupaya

King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC) after defeating King Elara, built the Mirisavetiya Stupa. It is said that he remembered that he par (...)

Mirisawetiya Sthupaya

Lowamahapaya

It is situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Maha Bodhiya. In ancient times the building included the refectory and the uposath (...)

Lowamahapaya

Jethawanaramaya

Jetavanaramaya,one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Anuradhapura, was established by King Mahasen around the 3rd ce (...)

Jethawanaramaya

Isurumuniya

Isurumuniya is among the most beautiful works of art in Anuradhapura. It was founded by King Devanam Piyatissa in the 3rd centur (...)

Isurumuniya

The Biggest Rice-Bowl (Trough) In The World

A trough made out of stone has been excavated within the refectory of the monastery by the Cultural Triangle Project, This trough (...)

The Biggest Rice-Bowl (Trough) In The World
Anuradhapura