This virtual reality tour of Anuradhapura, Srilanka is designed to allow the visitors to step inside this UNESCO heritage site from any device, at any time and anywhere.
Anuradhapura and the city of Polonnaruwa are vitally important “must visit” twin tourist attractions of Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle. Anuradhapura, the greatest monastic city of the ancient world that date from the middle of the 5th century B.C. remained the proud seat of the kingdom of Sri Lanka until the 11th century A.D.
Anuradhapura a UNESCO World Heritage Site was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km north of Colombo in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
It is believed that from the fourth century BC until the beginning of the 11th century AD it was the capital of the Sinhalese. During this period, it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles.
The best places to visit in Anuradhapura are Sri Maha Bodhiya, Sri Maha Bodhiya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Stupa, Twin Ponds, Ruwanweli Stupa, Aukana Buddha Statue, Thuparamaya, Elephant Pond, Isurumuniya, Mihintale etc.
The weather in Anuradhapura remains the same throughout the year, the best time to visit Anuradhapura has been recorded to be April and September.