The site Located at 200km from Colombo. The history goes back to the 9th century B.C.
Anuradhapura is the most important early kingdom and Principle city of Sri Lanka for nearly 1500 years, which is featuring some of the most ancient archaeological treasures and impressive reminder of an ancient civilization. Also it was the centre of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
In the 3rd century BC, it was brought to Sri Lanka by Sangamitta Thera, the daughter of Emperor Asoka and founder of an order of Buddhist nuns in Sri Lanka. It was planted in Mahamevna Royal Park; it is considered the oldest Recorded Tree in the world.