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  • Anuradhapura: The Ancient Center Of Sri Lankan Civilization

    8. December 2009

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    Anuradhapura: The Ancient Center Of Sri Lankan Civilization
    Anuradhapura, is one of the major historic place in Sri Lanka, appreciated for its well preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city got listed under the UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1982. The ancient city, sacred to the Buddhist world, is surrounded by monasteries spread over an area of 40sq km. the city is strategically located between major ports of northwest and northeast. Where it is located The city lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. From the pages of past As per the historical records the city was founded in the 5th century and during the time period 700 to 600 BC the settlement in Anuradhapura grew over a region of 50 ha. It was surrounded by irrigable  [...]

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    The Great Kingdom Of Polonnaruwa

    8. December 2009

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    The Great Kingdom Of Polonnaruwa
    The kingdom of Polonnaruwa is second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. It was first announced the capital by King Vijayabahu , who defeated the  Chola invaders in 1070 CE and reunited the country . The city has been listed under the World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1982). The place is extremely beautiful and used as a backdrop to film scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. There are now government institutions built about 6 km away from the town. The city is one of the cleanest and greenest places of the country. With the recent climate changes, the city has become far more attractive to tourists. Apart from great archaeological sites you can enjoy rains and chilliness in the later part of the year. From the pages of past: The Cholas when conquered the land,  [...]

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