Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa

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  • My friends and I went to travel around the island and the attraction of the most terrible. Despite the fact that this part of the story, it's not worth the money spent. Some places are still considered sacred and because of this there are a lot of rules and prohibitions. Objectively-wear flip flops and cover legs with shoulders to enter the remains of the temple.
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  • Is a vast Archaeological Park. Entrance exit checkpoint and ticket is online at the Museum. (Arrive in a Chartered vehicle, driver of the no need to buy)
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  • You need a car and/or driver or a bike to get round this vast site. We had a guide who added immeasurably to the understanding and enjoyment of our experience. Start with the museum, which contains fa...  more »

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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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