The Best Places to Visit in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka Story

By Raeesha Ikram

Introduction

The Best Places to Visit in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka Story

Most travellers like to wander on beaches and indulge in luxuries because who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? But... Read more

Place to visit 1

The Royal Palace

When you enter the premises of the Royal Palace group, you will see the ruins of what was once a... Read more

Place to visit 2

The Audience Hall at the King's Council Chamber

Also known as the King's Council Chamber, or 'Raja Sabwa' in Sinhala, is another intriguing site located close to the... Read more

Place to visit 3

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

The Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is one of the interesting historical places in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka to visit. It was built... Read more

Place to visit 4

The Stupa House - The Vatadage

Known as the Stupa House, the Polonnaruwa Vatadage is another major architectural site to visit in the area. There’s a... Read more

Place to visit 5

Shiva Devala No 2

Sri Lanka was subject to Chola invasions in the latter part of the 9th century, and this is a structure... Read more

Place to visit 6

Rankoth Vehera

As the largest stupa in Polonnaruwa, Rankoth Vehera gets a fair share of visitors every day. The name of the... Read more

Place to visit 7

Lankathilaka Image House

If you head towards the south of Kiri Vehara, you will come across Lankathilaka, an image house of Buddha built... Read more

Place to visit 8

Thivanka Image House

The Thivanka Image House is yet another piece of architecture that King Parakramabahu built. It was constructed in the 12th... Read more

Place to visit 9

Kiri Vehara

Even though what you see today is the bare brick surface of the stupa, Kiri Vehara was initially painted white.... Read more

Place to visit 10

Gal Vihara

Gal Vihara is famous for its significant Buddha statues carved out of granite rocks by renowned sculptors at the time.... Read more

Place to visit 11

Parakrama Samudra

Visiting this reservoir is one of the popular things to do in Polonnaruwa. Parakrama Samudra was the largest reservoir built... Read more

Place to visit 12

Wasgamuwa National Park

If you are wondering about what to do in Polonnaruwa, in addition to visiting temples, you can take a trip... Read more

Conclusion

Conclusion

In addition to the above suggestions, Pabalu Vehera and Potgul Vihara are some other important places in Polonnaruwa to visit.... Read more