After the collapse of Anuradhapura, it was here that ancient Sri Lanka formed its empire. The kingdom lasted from the tenth through the thirteenth centuries. This historic city is a treasure trove of magnificent stone structures from its glory days. The city boasts a richness of Brahmanic monuments since it was the sovereign kingdom of both Sinhala monarchs and Chola conquerors. Hundreds of Polonnaruwa temple remnants are dispersed across the archaeological site. The kings also erected massive reservoirs and water tanks in the area. It is one of the country's major paddy farmers. The fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site attests to its vast and colorful past.
Popular Tourist spots
It is a circular relic house located in the Quadrangle, which has the most concentrated monuments. It is known as Sri Lanka's best-preserved Vatadage.
Sigiriya's grounds are made up of a variety of water gardens that are still in use. Curved tanks, swimming pools, and little islands are examples of these.
Thivanka Image House
It is famous for its one-of-a-kind Buddha statue and has the only remaining Polonnaruwa paintings. These are some of the most beautiful frescoes from Buddha's previous lifetimes.
It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Polonnaruwa. This ziggurat-style construction has six descending stories in the shape of a stepped pyramid.
Nissanka Latha Mandapaya
A latticed stone fence surrounds a little dagoba, which was created by King Nissankamalla. The dagoba is surrounded by lotus-shaped stone pillars.
To Do List
The Archaeological Museum showcases artifacts and replicas of original structures.
Shiva Devalaya 2 is a 10th Century Hindu temple, the oldest, constructed by Cholas.
Royal Palace complex has the palace ruins of Parakramabahu I, including Audience Hall.
Pothgula Vihare is a dagoba-like building thought to have been used to store sacred books.
Gal Potha is the longest stone inscription in Sri Lanka and resembles a palm manuscript.
King’s Council Chamber has each minister’s name inscribed on the stone pillars.
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