Polonnaruwa is home to the remains of three opulent palaces built by three different kings only a thousand year old, Polonnaruwa is a far younger city than the others in Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle The area is surrounded by jungles and different reservoirs with many Buddha statues carved out of the rock

Things to see and do:

Parakrama Samudra a vast tank spread out over 2,430 hectares

Vejayanta Pasada the royal palace of King Parakramabahu

The painted columns in the Atadage the original tooth temple built in the 11th century

Gal Vihara, a set of giant Buddha Figures carved out of one large slab of granite

Lotus Pond where the petals have been carved into tiers leading downwards like steps

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