Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1982
Size of heritage:

Coordinates:
Longitude: 80,383°
Latitude: 8,333°

About

This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid site, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, is now accessible once again.


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Hotels and places to stay

City Resort

Address
Distance: 1,6 mi
242 National Housing.
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Ceylan Lodge

Address
Distance: 2,2 mi
4c/2 Harischandra Mawatha
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Nivahana Holiday

Address
Distance: 2,3 mi
Nivahana Holiday Residence
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Milano Tourist Rest

Address
Distance: 2,4 mi
596 /40 , Stage 01
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Milano Tourist Rest

Address
Distance: 2,4 mi
596/40, Stage 01
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Randiya

Address
Distance: 2,4 mi
394/19A, Mudhitha Mawatha
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Grand Crown Hotel

Address
Distance: 2,4 mi
No: 891 , Freeman Mawatha
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Thilaka City Hotel

Address
Distance: 1,9 mi
560/2 Godage Mawatha
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


ULAGALLA RESORT

Address
Distance: 0,9 mi
ULAGALLA WALAWWA, THIRIPPANE ULAGALLA RD
50072 ANURADHAPURA
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


PALM GARDEN VILLAGE HOTEL

Address
Distance: 1,6 mi
PUTTALAM ROAD PANDULAGAMA
50029 ANURADHAPURA
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from the area

スリランカの旅 2日目 【世界遺産 アヌダーダプラ 編-1 】 Sri Lanka Tour 【World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura -1】

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 06:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 5_3_0_ 4_0_2

世界遺産 聖地アヌダーダプラ イスルムニヤ精舎 World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura Isurumuniya Vihara.

スリランカの旅 2日目 【世界遺産 アヌダーダプラ 編-2 】 Sri Lanka Tour 【World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura -2】

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 06:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 5_3_0_ 4_0_2

世界遺産 聖地アヌダーダプラ イスルムニヤ精舎 World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura Isurumuniya Vihara.

Anuradhapura in a minute, Sri Lanka

Published: October 05, 2012
Length: 39:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Henk Groenen

Anuradhapura is another Ancient Capital in the middle of Sri Lanka. It is a very spread out city. Even a by bicycle it was a long way to get a meal. But again Beautiful nature and interesting...

gems of sri lanka - kurunegala, Sri Lanka - janakala gem & jewellery.

Published: May 04, 2012
Length: 43:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: somathilake Bwm

gems of sri lanka, promotional prgram at dayata kirula 2012 with the national gem and jewellery authority.

Ancient city of Anuradapura Unesco world Heritage Site

Published: July 10, 2014
Length: 10:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: mangala colombo

Anuradhapura became the capital of Sri Lanka in the 4th century BC. Sri Lankan history from the 4th century BC up to 10th century A.D is generally referred as "Anuradhapura" period.

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