Things to do in Anuradhapura

Explore Anuradhapura’s timeless ruins by visiting the ‘Sacred City’ Archaeological Park that reflects Sri Lanka’s historical heritage, ancient civilization and the dawn of Buddhism. Get connected to ancient times and reflect to the time of kingdoms and glory.

It has the main sights of Jetavaranamaya, Thuparamaya, Samadhi Statue, Abhayagiriya, Ratna Prasada Guard stone, Moonstone, Folk Musuem and Kuttam Pokuna. This complex require a bit of walking from one site to another, therefore, go prepared with comfortable clothing, sunscreen if sensitive to the sun and with socks at hand since you will have to remove your footwear in certain areas and walking bare foot on the hot sand or paving stones can hurt your feet. It is located in the north of Anuradhapura and has an entry fee of $25 for Foreign Nationals. Tickets are sold at the Archaeological Museum which is open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm but closed on Tuesdays.