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Customer Travel Tips for Anuradhapura

65% Avg. city rating Rated by 45 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 55%

Shopping 43%

Chilling out / relaxing 58%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 91%

Nightlife / partying 34%

Value for money 73%

Customer Travel Tips for Anuradhapura

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62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: The place offers some stupas and ruins for viaitors to explore its history and culture, but don't except too from food or any other things from city life.

Liked: Stupas and ruins are worth visiting.

Disliked: Not much things to see in the town.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
58% Avg. rating


26 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: no comment

Liked: no comment

Disliked: no comment

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


27 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Note the train here only stops at the Old Station not eh New Station. There are two bus stationswith the old one servicing more places, they are several kilometers apart.

Liked: Ancient city

Disliked: Not geared to Westerners - one pizzaria therest very spicey local food

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


18 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a biciycle, drive around the lake and watch for parrots and kingfisher

Liked: Not so much

Disliked: to dirty People very lazy People at the entrance of the sacred city not helpful one of the worsest place in India.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: As we were in transit it is not practical to comment.

Liked: As we were in transit it is not practical to comment.

Disliked: As we were in transit it is not practical to comment.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


20 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Best to visit in the morning, as it is very hot

Liked: Very interesting in historical terms

Disliked: The hotel was bad

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Stay near the temple area

Liked: Temples

Disliked: Nothing

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


20 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Do it in a day and move on.

Liked: A lotnof religious sites which were interestting and worth seeing. Rentef antuk tuk for 4 hours which enabled me to see everything for the day. Charged 2000 rps. May be anle to squeeze a better price.

Disliked: I was expecting temples and the like and it delivered. Charge was a tad hefty at 25 bucks

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
73% Avg. rating


03 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Heritage.

Liked: Heritage.

Disliked: -

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


29 Oct 2013

Customer Travel Tip: take socks with you sand and stones are really hot and you are supposed to take off shoes when visiting temples

Liked: you can visit all sites with a bike

Disliked: the entrance to the main sites was only with the ticket, however there were many local 'guides' offering black market entrance for lower money. I suppose if the entrance ticket price was lower, more tourists would buy them in official way.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


01 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bikes to take in as much as possible

Liked: Wealth of sites to see.

Disliked: Hectic and dusty town centre

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
49% Avg. rating


27 Sep 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Stay only one night to see the sights and choose a guesthouse out of town a bit.

Liked: The sight seeing.

Disliked: Everything. The town is noisy and dirty and finding somewhere clean to eat was impossible.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


24 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike in the hotel if possible to visit all the temples and monuments, is the best way for us. On the street Bandaranaike Mawatha, going to visit the first temple Sri Saranada Viharaya, there is on the left side of the road a 'jungle cafe' very peculiar to visit and the owner will be pleased to show u the 'local' which you won't find in the map or any website ;)

Liked: The cultural places

Disliked: Everything is in a long distance

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take time to visit the many ancient sites around Anuradhapura

Liked: Experiencing the various ancient cultural sites and the general environment of Anuradhapura.

Disliked: Not particularly.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
64% Avg. rating


24 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: Cultural sights, very kind people.

Disliked: No

38% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
38% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: No comment

Liked: No comment

Disliked: 1. Lack of information how to find different interesting, historical places (there are in quite different sites in the city) - lach of plan of sightseeing for tourists. 2. Many baggers and street "traders", who want to sell everything 3. Many sellers of "souvenirs" inside of ancient city, which interrupts your comfort as a tourist and pathfinder.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


08 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take an organized tour with a guide for visiting the ancient city. At Gamoudh Citadel Resort you can get very affordable tours and you'll learn a lot.

Liked: The atmosphere, all the animals on the roads-.

Disliked: There wasn't anything else to do other than discovering the ancient city.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


25 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: do everyting with a tuctuc

Liked: history

Disliked: the distanches betwean everything

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


22 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike and start visiting temples in the morning!

Liked: This is the place for people who want to see some authentic ancient stuff. It is not for parting and so on. It is for cultural, estetical or religious experience (if u r a Buddhist). If u r looking for bars and nightlife, just dont go.

Disliked: Weather..? Veeeryy hot!

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


08 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Arrive early, and do both the ruins and Mihintale in a day. There's no need to spend more than a day here.

Liked: Great historic sights, lots to see and Mihintale is only 30 minutes away by tuk tuk.

Disliked: Bar the sightseeing, there isn't much to the place. No real centre and nothing else to do or see.

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65% Avg. city rating Rated by 45 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 55%

Shopping 43%

Chilling out / relaxing 58%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 91%

Nightlife / partying 34%

Value for money 73%

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