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Polonnaruwa

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, with its ruins in a resplendent state of preservation, was the Capital of Sri Lanka from 11th to 13th century. The ancient city defended by enclosing walls, is dotted with palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes.

The city itself is divided into new and old town that has five main areas, including 'The Quadrangle', the Northern City Area and the Rest House Area with the ruins of the royal palace 'Nissanka Malla'. The Gal Vihara temple complex, cut from a single granite wall, consists of statues of the recumbent, standing and seated Buddha and ranks among the masterpieces of Sri Lankan Art.

The area can be easily explored on foot, or you can jump on a bicycle to get around the well-preserved ruins and on the well-maintained roads of the surrounding area.

 

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