Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SRI LANKA ~ Brazen Palace - Anuradhapura - UNESCO ~

Nice postcard showing a historic site of more than 2000 years old... Thanks Ravindra!!
The Brazen Palace (Lovamahapaya) in Anuradhapura was once a magnificent structure initially built during the reign of King Dutugemunu of Sri Lanka (161BC-137BC). Rebuilt on several occasions, at its peak, it would have had over a thousand rooms and would have risen nine storeys. Today, the sole remains of the Brazen Palace are 1,600 neatly aligned granite columns arranged in forty rows.

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization.  The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries.

It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Gems of Sri Lanka
(Issued 03-09-2015)

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