The ancient sacred city of Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries. In its heyday, the 6km of city walls housed hundreds of people.

Colossal buildings and statues, both Buddhist and Hindu, include the palace of King Parakumbahu, the “swaying columns” of LataMandapa, the shrine of Lankatilaka and the amazing relief sculptures of Gal Viharaya.

Distance from hotel : About 88 km
Travelling time : 2 hours
Open : 8am – 5pm
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