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Asia » Sri Lanka » Polonnaruwa
19 October 2011
Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Travelling from Colombo and passing Pinnawala I continued travelling in eastern direction and had crossed the centre of Sri Lanka when I reached Polonnaruwa.

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is an important site in Sri Lanka and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it is home to the ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan kingdom.

The ruins of Polonnaruwa date back to the Golden Age of Polonnaruwa when King Vijayabahu I declared it the capital city of Sri Lanka and built his Royal Palace there.

Today there are still remains of that palace and you will...