Anuradhapura, the greatest monastic city of the ancient world that date from the middle of the 5th century B.C. remained the proud seat of kingdom of Sri Lanka until the 11th century A.D. The city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been the center of Theravada Buddhism for several centuries.
There are many ancient ruins locates in here. Also, it is one of the holy city of Sri Lanka. Many ancient pagodas, Lord Buddha Statues, Irrigation ponds and many more located in here. Anuradhapura is a city for observing great civilization over two thousand years. Many stone carving things still remaining in a good condition. Everything has been made with stones. Hospital, Buddhist Monasteries also found in here. Not even that recorded world oldest tree found in Anuradhapura. It is the sacred Boo tree that Lord Buddha sat on enlightenment. A great place to observe more and more things with huge variety.