16 Februari 2012

Sacred City Anuradhapura – Exploring Sri Lanka’s Past

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One of Sri Lanka’s ancient capitals, the sacred city of Anuradhapura is known for its religious and historical ruins that are remarkably well preserved. The island’s capital from 4th century BC to the 11th century AD, the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many monasteries, highlighting its significance in the Buddhist world. Significant sites in Anuradhapura include Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Lankarama, Isurumuniya, Lovamahapaya and the Mirisaveti Stupa. Those planning their Sri Lanka travels and looking to truly soak up the local culture can make use of such tour operators as Jetwing Travels. The company offers a variety of Sri Lanka tours, including visits to historic Anuradhapura.