Explore ancient wonders in Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka’s original royal capital, Anuradhapura is easily explored by tuk-tuk or bicycle, as you flit between 1,500-year-old ruins and grand dagobas that still attract Buddhist pilgrims by the thousands.

Among the giant stupas is Jetavanarama – built in the 3rd century and was once the third tallest building in the entire world (the first two were Egyptian pyramids). 

Thuparamaya Stupa is another noteworthy Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura, considered the earliest Dagoba to be built on the island.

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