Anuradhapura is one of the greatest ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka located in Anuradhapura district. Listed as one of world heritage site by the UNESCO under the cultural site. It comprises palaces, monasteries, and monuments. This sacred city was established around a cutting from the ‘tree of enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta theri, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Tropical weather and the average temperature is 27.5 degrees Celsius.
- Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi – a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens
- Ruwanwelimahaseya – Buddhist stupa 1st built in 140 BCE
- Jethwanaramaya – Buddhist Stupa
- Abayagiri Viharaya- Monastery
- Samadhi Buddha
- The Mirisawati Dagoba
- The Thuparama Dagoba
- Lovamahapaya – Brazen Palace
- Kuttam Pokuna – Twin Ponds
- Isurumuniya Temple – meeting between Buddhist monk Mihidu and King Dewanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.