Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa

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Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins is located in Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Polonnaruwa Edition.
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  • If ancient ruins aren't your thing then look elsewhere but if you do have an interest in history and culture there is much to see here. This was my fourth visit and steady progress has been made over ...  more »
  • You must surely have seen in Sri Lanka. Breathtakingly beautiful. Several sites that all tell a beautiful story.
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  • Beautiful remains of the University and the places where the monks have lived. Hot to walk, take socks for the Holy locations otherwise burn your feet. Or go early
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Where to stay in Polonnaruwa

Famous for its UNESCO-protected and often-visited complex of ruins, Polonnaruwa caters to its visitors with dozens of guesthouses, the majority situated along Batticaloa Road. A number of mid-range and four-star hotels sit on Parakrama Samundra and the shores of Bendiwewa reservoir. Nearby Giritale village, some 7 km (4.3 mi) away, also offers nice alternatives as a rural base. A number of budget-friendly bed & breakfasts can be found near the lake.
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