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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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  • Pro-we were lucky to chose a private guide because it was so late in the day, we were lucky with our guide who showed our driver where we would run through the park so that we had seen the most-wonderful history and great scenery-we got our guide didn't even bargain down to 12 USD and I think it was cheap taken in betrakning that he was many hours with us around the Park , as well as good in English CON-the Museum is very boring, and almost the only place we were set up in the whole of sri lanka, the Lady at the cashier tried to hold back the big change, it was our own driver who discovered this, shameful of the lady who was working at the counter at the Museum-you have to buy the ticket in the Museum that apply to both the Park and Museum (where the latter is of very poor quality and not very exciting)
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  • Far more compact than Anuradhapura and much easier to get around either by bike or car. Many ancient building to visit plus the excellent museum. Well worth visiting and allow at least half a day. 
  • Great site of several kilometers long to do in bike if you want to enjoy the charm of the place. Second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993, this city was the seat of power of the Sinhala Kings of the eleventh to the thirteenth century in the heart of the cultural triangle of sri lanka. Many styles of different monuments well kept as lag situation (the three Buddhas), the vantadage (beautiful circular temple)...
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