Anuradhapura Ancient City
With stepped pools and bell-shaped stupas, or dagobas which can be as much as 340 metres wide and 60 metres high, Anuradhapura has much to offer. It was founded in the sixth century BC in and was once a great planned city with palaces, cemeteries, and monasteries all within its walls. It was the capital for 1,300 years from 377BC. The Archaeological Museum contains a number of superb artifacts.