Ancient City of Polonnaruwa


An ancient city in the heart of the Cultural Triangle, Polonnaruwa is the second kingdom that was established on the island. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is also declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, so it’s definitely worth a visit!

Established as the capital in 1056 AD, it was the administrative center until it fell in the 14th century, due to constant Chola invasions from India. However, many vestiges lay scattered in the present-day city, which includes places of worship, monuments, and relics of royalty.

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Minneriya National Park

The collection of elephants in Sri Lanka’s Minneriya National Park is one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife phenomena. Hundreds of Asian elephants usually congregate around the park’s central lake during Sri Lanka’s dry season. A lake is an incredible place for elephants and large flocks of birds that come to fish in the shallows.

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