Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

North Central Province, Polonnaruva District Sri Lanka

From UNESCO:

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Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

From our members:

yvr cockroach visited from 11/29/2015 to 11/29/2015.

Planinar visited from 7/6/2013 to .

nitorch visited from 5/16/2013 to .

sethro99 visited from 12/31/2011 to 12/31/2011.
This medieval capital city is quite impressive, showing off a number of buildings, temples and statues that demonstrate life of the era in rather well preserved structures. The carvings at Gal Vihara, in particular, show intricate detail on enormous pieces. Simply amazing.
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