An ancient medieval capital built after the fall of Anuradhapura. Visit the surreal ruins of this ancient city that is home to some of the countries most beautiful and well known archaeological sites.
Sri Lanka’s medival capital after the fall and destruction of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa contains various masterpieces of Buddhist sculpture and architecture, as well as, remarkable feats of engineering that are widely regarded as ahead of their time. The most famous of these masterpieces is the Gal Vihara, with its famous rock carvings of Lord Buddha. The Sacred Quadrangle, which includes the Vatadage, used to hold the Tooth of Lord Buddha. The Parakrama Samudra, (the sea of Parakrama in English) is a man made reservoir (or tank) stretching over 23 kilometers which is a prime example of advanced engineering of that time.