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. Use our Polonnaruwa trip maker website to add Polonnaruwa and other attractions to your Polonnaruwa vacation plans.
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You could easily spend hours upon hours here. There is so much to see and walk around. We travelled by car, however, you could easily get around walking. The sites are very well preserved for such anc... more »
나의 스리랑카 여행 중 가장 방문해보고 싶은 곳 1위가 여기였다. 세계문화유산으로 지정되어있을 만큼 신비롭고 아름다운 그리고 믿기힘든 장소였다. 너무나 좋았지만 그만큼 복원과 관리의 미흡한 점이 아쉽기도 했다. 불교와 힌두가 오묘하게 섞여있는 공간은 신비롭고 많은 이야기를 담고 있다. more »The number one place i would like to visit on my trip to Sri Lanka was here. It was a mysterious, beautiful and unbelievable place that was designated a World Heritage Site. It was very good, but it was a shame that there was a lack of restoration and management. The space of Buddhism and Hinduism is a strange mix of mysteries and many stories.
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