Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of Sri Lanka’s historic capitals, notable for its well-preserved remnants of ancient civilisation. There are eight major sites of devotion called Athamasthana in this hallowed city. They are Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiriya, Jetavanaramaya, Mirisawatiya and Lankaramaya. There are several ruins in the Anuradhapura area, consisting of three types of structures: dagobas, basic structures, and pokunas (bathing-tanks). The dagobas are stone worked bell-shaped masses.