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Polonnaruwa Ancient City

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Contact Ancient city Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka Tourism Head Office
Tel: +94 112426900
Fax: +94 112 440001 / 2426984


Ancient city Polonnaruwa, the second capital city of Sinhalese for three centuries, is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palace and monasteries which easily can make every tourist to impress. After Anuradhapura was attacked by many invasions from India, Sinhalese decided to move their capital to this area for good reason. Although Polonnaruwa does not has long history as Anuradhapura has, but in this short period the zenith of Sinhalese art glory has reached.

Polonnaruwa historical core area is divided into three complexes; royal palace, Quadrangle, and crematory collage. Each complex has its own uniqueness and deserves time to visit. The royal palace complex has big ruins of seven stories palace and audience hall with lion throne. The Quadrangle is believed to be the royal chapel with many fascinating buildings; the main attractions are the sophisticated round shape Vatadage and Polonnaruwa’s temple of the Tooth, Hatadage; however do not forget to admire the small but beautiful Latha Mandapaya, its pillars is the real gems.

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Must See Parakrama Samudraya - Statue of King Parakramabahu - Palace of King Parakramabahu - Potgul Vehera - Siva Devale - Thuparama - Vatadage - Nissanka Lata Mandapaya - The Satmahal Prasada - Gal Potha - Pabulu Vehera - Rankot Vehera - Lankatileke - Kiri Vehera - Gal Vihare - Lotus Bath -
Opening Hours 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Best time to visit Year round
Entrance Tickets Required Yes
Restaurant Available Yes
Parking Available Yes
Payment Options Payment upon arrival, Credit card
Duration 3 hours
Local Guide Available Yes


Polonnaruwa , Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka



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