Distance from Anuradhapura – 11.6 km (23 minutes)
Vijayaramaya is an ancient Buddhist monastic complex which is situated in Anuradhapura. The complex which is sprawled in 23 acres of land, has been declared as an archaeological site by the Government of Sri Lanka. It was a largely ignored ancient site which was not given recognition until recent. Due to its ignorance, many of the ruins at the complex have been taken away by thieves. Many carvings of various goddesses have been identified at the location. It is believed to be a pre-Buddhist building which has been converted into a Buddhist monastery. The popular “Gal Paalama” or “Stone Bridge” lies close to the monastery.
Getting to Vijayaramaya
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and Watawandana Road. Turn on to Sangamitta Mawatha to reach the Vijayaramaya situated in Anuradhapura.