Anurandhapura is hailed as being one of the most important ancient temple sites in South East Asia. We have already visited Bagan in Myanmar, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, so we were super keen to see what Anurandhapura had to offer!!
Unfortunately the weather wasn't the nicest, but regardless, the temples didn't disappoint!
A ticket to the ruins and temples isn't cheap. US$25 per person!! But, as we didn't head there til around 4 pm on the afternoon we arrived, most of the guards and ticket-checkers were gone so we were lucky enough to be able to see them for free!!
We also went to Mihintale, about 11 kms out of the city. Hiding in amongst the thousands of monkeys, are some of the most amazing ruins we have ever seen. We were mesmerised by this place!!
As a town Anurandhapura isn't anything to write home about. But the surrounding sacred areas are stunning, extremely easy to access and definitely worth the trip! History/ archeology buffs could easily spend weeks here!!
The Bajaj Family!
Follow us as we drive around Sri Lanka in our bajaj (tuktuk) named Kevin, with a baby seat strapped in the back!