In the Royal Palace area you can also find the Dalada Maligawa, a temple that may have been the first Temple of the Tooth. The sacred...
The Mahapali refectory is notable for its immense trough (nearly 3m long and 2m wide) that the lay followers filled with rice for the...
In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka – indeed,...
Royal Palace information
Built in 1070 (some 12 centuries after Anuradhapura’s fall) this palace was an attempt by King Vijayabahu I to link his reign with the glories of the ancient Sinhalese capital. Little remains today except two fine guardstones.