Polonnaruwaworld heritage site

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Video: A walk through the park.An evening walk to the tank.A hawk waiting for an opportunity.Animals cooling themselves after the hot day.Video: A view into the park.


Established as the capital city by King Vijayabahu I in the 11th century AD, Polonnaruwa is the second ancient Sinhalese Kingdom. It maintained its status of a capital city till 13th century AD. It is one of the best planned and preserved archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. The city is divided into three complexes-Royal palace, Crematory collage and Quadrangle. One of the best sites here are the Quadrangle and Gal Vihara. In 1982 it was declared a World Heritage Site.

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