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Ruins in Anuradhapura
or college, housed the bulk of Anuradhapura's many foreign monks and it was probably here that Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian spent two years studying Buddhist Sanskrit texts. Archaeological digs are still under way, allowing you to see the brick foundations emerge from the, and also
southwest of the Abhayagiri Dagoba this small site has a 19m-long stone batnava(or rice canoe) that would have been filled daily with cooked rice to feed Abhayagiri's thousands of monks. To the west are the remains of a kitchen and a smaller stone canoe used for curry.