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Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Polonnaruwa attractions like Polonnaruwa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The ruins cover a large area and we were lucky to have a driver who ferried us between each site and was able to explain some of the ruins. If you don't have a car it would be worth hiring a bike to g...  read more »
  • It is a great archaeological site where you see ruins of an ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. I found the museum to be a great asset as the mini structures they have build to represent buildings which wer...  read more »
  • All entries from ruins in Sri Lanka are expensive, truth be told, but it is true that they are worth. This site is wonderful, all the ruins are fairly well preserved.
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