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    Jetavanaramaya

    The Jetavanaramaya is one of the Eight Sacred places known as “Atamasthana”. It is located in the Sacred City of Anuradhapura in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The Jetavanarama Stupa was built by the King Mahasen (276-303).   During the reign of King Mahasen, this has become a center Read more [...]

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    Mandaram Nuwara

    Mandaram Nuwara is a beautiful small village located in Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, sri Lanka. It is in the foothills of Piduruthalagala Mountain. The village is colloquially known as “mist city” as it is shrouded in mist majority of the day. At one end of the village there is Read more [...]

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    Lankaramaya

    The Lankaramaya Stupa is one of the Eight Sacred places known as “Atamasthana”. The stupa was built during the 1st century B.C. by King Walagamba (89 B.C. – 77 B.C.). It is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. According to chronicales, this place was also known Read more [...]

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    Thuparamaya

    Thuparamaya is considered to be the first Stupa built in Anuradhapura, after the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. It is also one of the “Atamasthana” (8 most sacred places of Buddhist in Sri Lanka). The stupa was built during the reign of King Devanampiyathissa (307 BC to 267 BC). Read more [...]

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    Isurumuniya Temple

    Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The history of this temple dates back to reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (307 BC to 267 BC). Later this has been renovated by the King Kasyapa I (473-491 AD). Isurumuniya is most famous for stone carvings, Read more [...]

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    Nalanda Gedige

    Nalanda Gedige is a building completely built with stone located in Matale District of Central Province Sri Lanka. The building was estimated to have been constructed between  8th & 10th centuries and has the influence of the Pallava architecture. The building has designed like a Hindu temple. However, the building Read more [...]

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    Gadaladeniya Temple

    Gadaladeniya temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Pilimathalawa area in Kandy District of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was done by king Bhuvanekabahu IV ( reigned from 1341 to 1351) in 1344. According to the historical evidence, the temple was done by a South Indian architect named Ganesvarachari. Read more [...]

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    Ritigala Ruins

    Ritigala is a mountain range located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The mountain contains ruins of ancient Buddhist monastery. The history of the monastery is date back to 1st century BC.  

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    Ranmasu Uyana

    Ranmasu uyana is pleasure garden of the ancient royals of Sri Lanka. It is located in between Thissa Wewa and Isurumuniya temple in Anuradhapura district of North Central Province. The garden is spreaded over 40 acres. This is a good example of ancient Sri Lankan garden architecture. Establishment of this “Ran Read more [...]

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    Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue

    Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue is considered to be the world’s tallest rock carved seated Buddha statue. This is a 67.5 feet high Buddha Statue at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara temple in Kurunegala District of North Western Province. It is located about 4km away from the Ridi Viharaya.   Construction Stages External Links Rambadagalla Read more [...]

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    Ridi Viharaya

    Ridi Viharaya (has the English meaning of “Silver Temple”) is a Buddhist temple located in Ridigama, in Kurunegala District of North Western Province. The history of this temple is date back to the reign of King Dutugemunu (161 BC to 137 BC).  A silver (in Sinhala; “Ridi”) ore deposit found Read more [...]

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    Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)

    The Sri Pada mountain (Adam’s Peak/ Samanala Kanda) is venerated by four religions. Accodring to the Sri Lanka’s chronicles, Lord Buddha at his third visit to Sri Lanka, placed his foot imprint on a rock at the top of the mountain on the invitation of God Sumanasaman. Sri Pada is Read more [...]

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    Udawalawa National Park

    The Udawalawa National Park is very popular among visitors for Sri Lankan elephants. Visitors can see elephants at any time of the day. The park was declared as a national park in 1972 and it covers about 30,821 hectares of land. It lies in the Monaragala District of Uva Province Read more [...]

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    Atadage – Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

    Atadage was constructed by King Vijayabahu I to place the Sacred Tooth Relic in the 11th century. It is located in Polonnaruwa District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name “Atadage” has the meaning of “house of eight relics”.  What remains here today are the foundation and 54 stone pillars. Read more [...]

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    Katharagama Kiri Vehera

    Kiri Vehera is an ancient stupa located in Kataragama area which belongs to Monaraga district of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is believed that the stupa was built by King Mahasena, a regional ruler of this area in 6th century BC. This is one of the 16 sacred sites in Read more [...]

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    Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya

    Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was built in the 3rd century BC. It is believed that, when the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was brought in to Sri Lanka, one night along the way to Anuradhapura, the pot containing the Read more [...]

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    Abhayagiri Stupa

    Abhayagiri Stupa is the second highest stupa in the country and it is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is one also of the Eight Sacred places known as “Atamasthana”. The stupa was built by King Valagamba was also known as Vattagamani Abhaya and Valagambahu in Read more [...]

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    Mirisaweti Stupa

    The Mirisaweti Stupa is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province. The stupa has been built by the king Dutugemunu (161BC – 137BC) after defeating South Indian invader king Elara. According to the legends, one day the King Dutugemunu had gone to Tissa Wewa for a bath leaving the Read more [...]

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    Horton Plains National Park

    The Horton Plains National Park is popular tourist destination located in Nuwara Eliya district of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The plateau which Horton Plains is located in is the highest plateau in the country. It is well known for its beautiful landscape of rolling hills, rare plants and animal lives.  The Read more [...]

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    Jathika Namal Uyana

    The Jathika Namal Uyana is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province. The spot can be access through Madatugama Pubbogama Andiyagala road and 6.5km away from the Kandy-Jaffna Highway (see the below map for exact location). This is the largest ironwood forest in Sri Lanka and where the Asia’s Read more [...]

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    Ape Gama

    Ape Gama (Our Village) is a replica of the villages of yesteryear in Sri Lanka, where society was managed as an agro-economy with flourishing traditional industries and the inhabitants lived a simple life with contentment. The spot is located in Battaramulla area of Colombo District, very close to the Parliament Read more [...]

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    Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya

    The Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple located in Kelaniya, Gampaha District,  few kilometers away from Colombo. You can access the temple within one hour from Colombo. According to Buddhist history the temple is dates back to the third and final visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka. Read more [...]

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