Sri Maha Bodhi
The sacred bodhi tree is central to Anuradhapura in both a spiritual and physical sense. It was grown from a cutting brought from...
This magnificent white dagoba is guarded by a wall with a frieze of hundreds of elephants standing shoulder to shoulder. Apart from a...
The old British colonial administration building has recently been renovated and has an interesting collection of artwork, carvings and...
The Sanctuary at Tissawewa
There are few better situations for an enjoyable meal or drink than the verandahs and dining room in this beautiful colonial hotel. Try...
Brazen Palace information
So called because it once had a bronze roof, the ruins of the Brazen Palace stand close to the bodhi tree. The remains of 1600 columns are all that is left of this huge palace, said to have had nine storeys and accommodation for 1000 monks and attendants.
It was originally built by Dutugemunu more than 2000 years ago, but through the ages was rebuilt many times, each time a little less grandiosely.
The current stand of pillars (now fenced off) is all that remains from the last rebuild – that of Parakramabahu around the 12th century.