It is the oldest surviving human-planted tree in the world. It was a sapling from the original tree in India, under which Buddha said to have attained enlightenment.
Out of all dagobas in Anuradhapura, this is the most iconic. It was built by King Dutugamunu in 140 BC and is said to contain the biggest collection of Buddha’s relics.
It was from the summit of this rock, Arahat Mahinda preached the first words of Buddhism to King Devanampiyatissa, who converted to Buddhism then and there.
It was the third tallest monument in the world. Built by King Mahasen, this massive dome consisted of 90 million bricks. Ruins of a sprawling monastery surround it.
This 3rd century BC dagoba is the oldest in Sri Lanka and was built by King Devanampiyatissa to enshrine the right collarbone of Buddha. Its most unique feature is the Vatadage.
This mega structure dating back to 2nd the century BC is another stupa containing relics of Buddha. Its monastic complex was the original custodian of the Tooth Relic.