Anuradhapura is an ancient city located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is renowned for its well preserved ruins, grand stupas, intricate stone carvings, and historical significance.
The city of Anuradhapura served as a political, religious, and cultural center of Sri Lanka for many centuries. It was a thriving metropolis with advanced architecture, irrigation systems, and trade networks. The ancient city was home to numerous Buddhist monasteries, palaces, parks, and reservoirs.
One of the most prominent features of Anuradhapura is the presence of large stupas or dagobas. The most famous stupa is the Ruwanwelisaya, built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BCE.
Apart from the stupas, Anuradhapura is known for its extensive monastic complexes. The monastic complexes often comprised meditation halls, libraries, hospitals, and other structures necessary for the monastic community.0