Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, is a historic city which has many attractions to see which makes it a must visit location. Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka which comes after Anuradhapura.
There are many ancient ruins to visit in Polonnaruwa. These include the Gal Vihara, Nissanka Latha Mandapaya, Thivanka Pilimage, Dalada Maluva, Nelum Pokuna, Sath Mahal Prasada, Parakrama Samudraya, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Thuparama Gedige, Alahana Pirivena, Kiri Vehera and many more.
Apart from these historically significant ancient ruins, there are few other attractions to visit in Polonnaruwa. These include the Manampitiya Bridge which is the second longest bridge in Sri Lanka, Flood Plains National Park, Maduru Oya National Park, Wildlife Museum Giritale and Maduru Oya Dam.
With so many attractions to see, Polonnaruwa should be a part of the agenda when travelling to Sri Lanka. Its rustic beauty is something which is worth a visit no matter the travel time required.