Distance from Anuradhapura – 7.5 km (14 minutes)
Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I is situated along Sangamiththa Mawatha in Anuradhapura. King Vijayabahu I is known to have freed Sri Lanka from the Cholas. Although the Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I is in Anuradhapura, the king himself chose to rule from Polonnaruwa, as the former was almost destroyed by the Cholas and no longer suitable as the capital city. The guard stones on either side of the entrance to the palace are believed to represent “Sankhanihi” and “Padmanidhi”, who are known to be the attendants of the god of wealth, Kuvera.
Getting to Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and turn to Halpanu Ela Parallel Road to reach the Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I which is situated along Sangamiththa Mawatha in Anuradhapura.