Polonnaruwa - Historical Old City

Polonnaruwa World Heritage site, Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa city is one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO in Sri Lanka. Also, it is one of the greatest historical and archeological sites in Sri Lanka the ancient city of Polonnaruwa was a bustling religious and commercial trade hub during the golden era of King Parakramabahu I. During his reign era, there are a lot of colossal buildings, spectacular parks, huge reservoirs and tanks. You will able to explore the remains of all these marvelous constructions like temples, buildings, stupas and monuments at present times.

Top things to see in Polonnaruwa

·         Royal Palace
·         Audience hall
·         Ancient swimming pool
·         Buddha figures at vihara
·         Buddha statue at Lankathilaka
·         Rankoth Viharaya
·         Shiva devala
·         The scared quadrangle, etc…

Royal palace: The King`s Royal Palace is a massive structure, measuring 31 m by 13 m, once including 50 rooms supported by 30 columns, as the archaeologists claim it once. Even today it is quite an impressive building such a big palace in those days without machines.

Buddha figures at Vihara: Gal Vihara is a group of four beautiful Buddha’s in perfect condition, cut from one long slab of granite. Standing Buddha, reclining Buddha, sitting Buddha’s 

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