The ancient city of Anuradhapura is one important reason why Sri Lanka is a fascinatingly mystical tourist destination. Sri Lanka has a total of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of them is Anuradhapura, one of Sri Lanka’s ancient capitals and is now the home of well-preserved ruins that testify to the beauty of ancient Lankan civilization.
Located 205 kilometers north of the capital city of Colombo and beautifully situated on the banks of historic Malvathu Oya, Anuradhapura is one of the oldest existing cities in the world. It was inhabited before it became the Sri Lankan capital in the 4th century BC. It was the capital city until the 11th century AD, and through those years the city was very stable and durable as the [Read more…]