It is Sri Lanka’s first ancient capital, having origins dating back to the 4th century BC. As the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, it is one of the most venerated towns in the country and the monument capital of Buddhism. Anuradhapura’s remarkable collection of temples, stupas, sculptures, and stoneworks has earned the city UNESCO World Heritage Site title. There are also remnants of monasteries and palaces that date back thousands of years. It is more than simply an archaeological site; it is also the center of Sri Lankan civilisation, with a sophisticated network of reservoirs and streams created for irrigation. Anuradhapura is part of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle and is home to the world’s most holy tree.