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Polonnaruwa is a town. It's the main town of Polonnaruwa District in the North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa, remains as the royal ancient city of polonnaru kingdom. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a second ancient city of in Sri Lanka.

The proud Sri Lankan cultural heritage is familiarly linked to the Wewa (Reservoirs) and Dagaba (Pagoda,Stupa), symbolising the twin heritage we have in Sri Lanka - a glorious series of stupas and reservoirs.

This city the second great capital of Sri Lanka after Anuradapura and is located about 100 Km to south- east. Its prominence as the capital lasted for about 300 yearss, during which a number of major Buddhist structures were lesser in size and magnificence to those of more ancient times. Noetheless, most of these are beautiful and sgnificants.

the mainly significant King at some stage in this era was King Maha Parakramabahu the first. He ruled the kingdom from the year 1153 AD to the year 1186 AD. At some stage in his era he constructed around 165 dams, also 3000 canals, and 163 major as well as 2376 minor water tanks. Of each and every one these the major tanks was the Parakrama Samadra. He was very fascinated in irrigation exertion as well as architecture.

Nomination: Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Location: North Central Province, Polonnaruwa District

Great Places of Veneration in Polonnaruwa

Lankatilaka Temple Thuparama Gal Vihariya(Buddha's Statue) Medirigiriya Vatadage NissankaLatha Mandapaya Polonnaruwa Vatadage

Route Map

Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred City Though: Ambepussa → Kurunegala → Dambulla Ddistance from Colombo : 220 km Travel Time : 4.5 hours Driving Directions : See on Google Location map

Special Note

Famous places like Sigiriya,Medirigiriya, Somawathiya, Dimbulagala and Buduruwayaya are not far away from Polonnaruwa so can be reached without much difficulty.

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Scared City of Polonnaruwa - UNESCO World Heritage List


 

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