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The ancient Capital – 1400 years and 123 kings: 4th Century BC. A World Heritage site.This is the ancient capital of Sri Lanka which has a history of 1400 years and was ruled by 123 kings. It is a world heritage site situated 205 Km north of Colombo. You can expect a constant breeze emanating from the tanks in the city. A blast from a glorious past! Anuradhapura pays homage to the oldest historically documented living tree known to the world today – the sacred Bo Tree planted in the 3rd century BC. The monumental masonry displayed in Anuradhapura is said to be second only to the Pyramids of Egypt. Discover an ancient kingdom filled with monasteries and stupas; palaces and citadels; art and architecture; reservoirs and tanks and sacred places of Buddhist worship. Be a pilgrim!