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Published on May 5, 2016
Anuradhapura was capital of Sri Lanka from the 4th century BCE until the end of the 10th century CE. It is UNESCO listed World Heritage site for its famous ruins and its place in the birth of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
In the video: Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba (stupa), 140 BCE (0:14), Sri Maha Bodhi Tree - claimed to be grown from the original Bodhi tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment, over 2000 years old (0:52), Samadhi Buddha statue, 5th century (1:17), Jetavanaramaya Dagoba - the third tallest structure in the ancient world (1:29), Abhayagiri Dagoba (1:44), Lankarama Dagoba (2:56), Thuparamaya Dagoba - the first stupa in Sri Lanka (3:20), Isurumuniya Temple (3:32), Mihintale - hill close to Anuradhapura, is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in 247 BCE (4:32), Aradhana Gala hill (4:59), Maha Seya - the largest stupa in Mihintale, built in the 1st century (5:05).
Recorded January 2016 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.
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