Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa

Uncover the remnants of an ancient kingdom at Polonnaruwa, a World Heritage Site dating back to the 8th century. Once the royal city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, the second oldest of Sri Lanka's ancient kingdoms, the city was first declared capital in 1070 by King Vijayabahu. Wind your way around the temple ruins, tombs, and statues stretching over 4 km (2.5 mi) and surrounded by light woodland and echoes of ancient gardens. Bring water and wear footwear suited to uneven terrain. Use our Polonnaruwa trip maker website to add Polonnaruwa and other attractions to your Polonnaruwa vacation plans.
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  • Collected bike and started our ride around the site of old temple. Built by King Vijayabahu 1070. Interesting place to see amazing pagodas built so long ago. Worth an hour or so of your day.  more »
  • Although the attractions are spectacular are too far from each other and you have to catch a tuktuk or Guide, the explanations are not too good
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