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Anuradhapura (அனுராதபுரம்) is the city in Sri Lanka, located some 130 km to the south-west from Trincomalee. The capital city Colombo is in 220 km to the south-west. The population is about 61,000 people in accordance with the 2010 census. Thousands of tourists visit Anuradhapura every year to see its religious buildings and individual trees.

The nearest airport China Bay (IATA: TRR) is about 120 km away.

Tourist attractions in Anuradhapura

1. Ruwanwelisaya
The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu, who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and Rathnamali Dagaba.

2. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (Sinhala: ජය ශ්‍රි මහා බොධිය) is a Sacred Fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the southern branch from the historical Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi at Bodh Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.

3. Jetavanaramaya
The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Mahasena (273-301 AD) initiated the construction of the stupa following the destruction of Mahavihara, his son Maghavanna I completed the construction of the stupa. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here.

If you have already seen Anuradhapura, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Anuradhapura tourist attractions and interesting places

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Ruwanwelisaya

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, (Шаблон:Unicodein Sinhala, Шаблон:Unicode in Tamil), is

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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (Sinhala:ජය ශ්‍රි මහා බොධිය) is a Sacred

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Hotels in Anuradhapura

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Rajarata House

starting $17

Grand Crown Hotel

starting $28

Lavonka Tourist Rest

starting $17

Hotel Randiya

starting $59

Hotel T And T

starting $10

Jayabima Rest Hotel

starting $18

Pinidiya Resort

starting $20

London Palace

starting $40

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