A glimpse of real Sri Lanka culture
If you're looking for a break in the sun that's a little bit different from your average beach holiday, Anuradhapura may be the destination for you. An ancient city packed full with crumbling monuments, grand statues and stunning landscapes, Anuradhapura offers visitors a unique opportunity to stay in the heart of a UNESCO world heritage site.
Relax and unwind on a holiday in Anuradhapura
Set within beautiful countryside on the banks of the historic Malvathu River, Anuradhapura is a great destination for those who want to experience an authentic slice of Sri Lankan life. Although far from the country's popular coastal resorts, this ancient city exudes a charm all of its own that draws in thousands of visitors year after year. Within the city complex there is plenty to see; visitors can marvel at giant granite statues, explore ancient temples and wander on ancient footpaths through the beautiful monasteries that have sprung up over the years. Those interested in history can also catch a glimpse of the world's oldest tree, or discover fascinating artefacts in the Folk Museum.
Further afield, there's plenty to keep visitors entertained; visit the ancient sites of Mihintale and Polonnaruwa or pay a trip to one of the region's stunning national parks. On an excursion to Wilpattu or Wasgamuwa parks you can see elephants, bears, big cats and more, while a bird watching trip offers the chance to spot some of Sri Lanka's famous rare birds. And if you just want to sit back and relax, Anuradhapura holidays are great for that too. You can wander through sleepy villages, meet the locals and sample traditional cuisine, or just lie back and top up your tan in the comfort of your hotel. Whatever your idea of a dream holiday, Anuradhapura has something for everyone.
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