ASIA-SRI LANKA/Anuradhapura

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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From The world atlas of Architecture' John Julius Norwich/Portland House,1988, 'Inside Guides Sri Lanka' APA Publication 1994,

 

Mahathupa Dagova
  
 Anuradhapura



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.

 

Reliefs
  
 Anuradhapura

 


 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.

 

Ruins of Brazen Palace
  
 Anuradhapura


 

 Loha Prasada, was originally built by Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BC as a monk's residence adjacent to the bo tree. There was 1,000 rooms adorned with silver and precious gems. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.

 

Ruins
  
 Anuradhapura

 


 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.

 

Sacred Bodhi Tree
  
 Anuradhapura

 

 Bodhi tree from India which Gautama Buddha himself attained enlightement under this tree. Sri Maha Bodhi, the sacred bo tree is the oldest historically documented tree on earth.

 

Moonstone of Adhayagiri Monastery
   
Anuradhapura

 

 Most detailed moonstone of the world was maden about 8th-9th century. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.

 

Samadhi Buddha
  
 Anuradhapura

 

 Dating from the 3rd century AD-this limestone image, apparently one of the four originally seated around a bo tree, depicts the Buddha in the serene state of Samadhi, or deep meditation.

 

Dagova
  
 Anuradhapura



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 13 September 1995.