Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... has contributed masses of money to ensure the ruins and artefacts in the area are under restoration.
They have 3 main Stupas ( domed temples) that were built at various periods and each one contains at least 92 million hand made bricks - a Buddhist version of a pyramid and also the first universities. They were incredibly advanced also with their water filtering and drainage and sewerage systems, very much like the Romans and at ...
... into a pumpkin and retire for the night. The next day i took the local bus to the town of mihintale. It was a place I really wanted to see but is not on the usual tourist circuit so it was a bit of a bugger to get to. This is the village where Buddhism was brought to sri lanka from mahinda. It is home to sri lankas first monastery that still has monks living in caves at the location. I began my exploration of some ruins when I met a man named bashayke. He ...
The bus was a cultural experience in and of itself. When you get to the bus station, you look for a bus with your destination on it, and board. There are no ticket offices or the like where you can ask where your bus is. You pay at some point along the route, finding out what the cost of the trip is at that time. Everything went pretty smoothly on our first bus. We had to change buses at a hub, however, and that was a bit chaotic. There were ...
... country for nearly 1,400 years. The largest number of ancient monuments of the Sinhala civilization can be found here. In Anuradhapura we expected to see Sri Maha Bodhi which is supposed to be the oldest historically documented tree in the world. Regarding the tree we were a bit skeptical because we had a feeling we had seen at least five different oldest trees in the world within last 8 months :)
The first temple we visited that day was called ...
... the definition of geek, they were both pleasant to talk to and exchange conversation with. That is all I really need at night; just someone to spend dinner together so I don’t feel so isolated.
The next morning, I had breakfast and a tuktuk was ordered for me. He took me to all the famous sites of the city; more ruins, more temples, and more street pups. I didn’t feel like seeing more of a specific kind of ruins, so we got done 2 ...
Other places to stay in Anuradhapura
Wasaladantha Mawatha , Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $74
Wasasadantha Mawatha-Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $83
New Town , Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $72
Puttalam Road, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Old Town, Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $129
Galwala Road, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $51