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Anuradhapura - Home To Sri Lanka's Ancient Relics
Anuradhapura is a Sri Lanka's most sacred city. It is known as the site where a fig tree cutting, from the sacred tree where the Buddha became enlightened, was brought by Sanghamitta, who founded a Buddhist nunnery in Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura then was a major center of Theravada Buddhism and it was home to many monasteries and Buddhist monuments.