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Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa

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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 combined with the beautiful green surroundings are perfect for a hard and culture.
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  • $25 USD per person doesn't get you a bike or even a map. The ruins are pretty interesting but most of them have been remade with bricks that have beautiful green moss growing on them. Not sure how aut...  more »
  • Nice and cool city it's a place that all tourists can visit .there is srilanka ancient city like old gal viharaya ,kovil like that some kind of ancient statues so someone who like to find old srilanka...  more »