carries the reputation of being the hub of the present Sri Lankan
civilization which has a growth of over 22 centuries. Archaeologists
and historians consider that the wisdom enriched by Buddhism at
Anuradhapura is the cradle of the national heritage. This historic
city and the vicinity is a depository of archaeological and religious
remains of Sri Lankan heritage.
As the first
Kingdom, Capital and Centre of Buddhism in the island, Anuradhapura
has seen the reign of more than 100 kings over 13 centuries, epitomizing
the stature of the culture of Sri Lanka. Its magnificent array
of stately architecture, art and shrines are the monuments second
to none in the world. Considering the multifaceted factors the
UNESCO declared Anuradhapura a world heritage city in 1982.
Time 42 Minutes.
Language English / Sinhala/ Tamil