Anuradhapura was founded by Sinhalese king Pandukhabaya. This city became the capital city of his government in 437 BC. This city also becomes the Buddhist center. However, in 993 AD, because of Tamil invasion, this city was abandoned. But, now, this city becomes the UNESCO World Heritage.
If you want to visit Anuradhapura, you need to choose best season to visit it. And the best of all, because Sri Lanka is located in tropical climate, this city also has that climate, which means you will get warm season for a whole year. So, whenever you have time to go vacation, you can visit this city on summer, spring, fall or winter. But, if you are looking for best temperature of Anuradhapura, spring would be the best season you can visit this city. There are many places you can visit in this city. But, if we talk about the most interesting place, the answer would be Bodhi Tree Temple. This temple is said to be built from the Budhi Tree where the Buddha gained enlightenment.
The best transportation you can use to go to Anuradhapura is bus or train. Take them from Kandy or Colombo. It will need 4 hours from these two cities. Or, you also can rent a car from Kandy and Colombo for more exciting trip. The culture that spread in Anuradhapura is Buddhism culture, which can be found on many building in Anuradhapura. But today, it’s mixed and the people of Anuradhapura can receive almost all culture and influence from other culture.