Guide to POLONNARUWA

Polonnaruwa was not only the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, but it was also my second stop on the trip through Sri Lanka.

Statue of King Parakramabahu I in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Welcome to the Kingdom of  King Parakramabahu I

And although it is – just like Anuradhapura – divided into a modern, busy New Town and what remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom, I felt much more comfortable here and enjoyed cycling criss-cross on the historic trails. Probably though, because Polonnaruwa is smaller and more overseeable – also for a person without any sense of orientation whatsoever. And most certainly because I stayed with the most welcoming and friendliest host. Ever!

 

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