POLONNARUWA

Poḷonnaruwa is another “UNESCO World Heritage Site” was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th - 13th Centuries, contains some splendid and spectacular statues. Lankatilake, Tivanka and Thuparama are the most beautiful and largest Image Houses and Tivanka has the best examples of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. Rankoth Vehera and Kirivehera are well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare - a rock shrine, has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver. The Vata-da-ge is a unique creation of the Sri Lankan artists. The medieval capital, Polonnaruwa was fortified with inner & outer moats and inner & outer walls. The Parakrama Samudra is on the western side of the city. The Royal Palace, Audience Hall and other buildings in the inner city were enclosed by another tall wall.

Suggested Activities

Explore Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa by two wheels

Cycling in the Cultral Triangle

Visit a self-sustained Agri Farm in Hingurakgoda boasting of 1300 acreage of farm land

Agri Farm Visit

Learn the Buddhist tradition of almsgiving to Buddhist monks at a local Temple.

Visit a Buddhist Temple with Alms Giving

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CULTURE AND HISTORY OF SRI LANKA

Journey around Sri Lanka for 14 Days on this holiday filled with culture and adventure

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