Places of Interest in Polonnaruwa

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Alahana Privena 

Badda Sema Malakaya

Dalada Maluwa
Demala Maha Seya (Stupa of Tamils)
Deepa Uyana

Eastern Entrance to the Inner City

Gal Viharaya (Rock Temple)
Gal-potha (Stone Book)
Gopala Pabbatha


Image of Boddhisathwa

Kiri Vehera
Kuda Gal Viharaya (Small Rock Temple) 

Lankathilaka Image House

Menik Vehera

Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond)
Nissanka Latha Mandapaya
Nissanga Malla’s Audience Hall (Raja Sabha Mandapaya)


Palace of King Nissanga Malla
Pabalu Vehera
Parakrama Samudraya (The Ocean of the King Parakrama)
Pothgul Vehera (Pothgul Temple) Statue – Statue of King Parakramabahu
Pothgul Vehera (Pothgul Temple)

Rankoth Vehera
Royal Pond of King Parakramabahu
Royal Court of king Parakramabahu 

Sathmahal Pasada (Seven storied building)
Shiva Kovil (number 1)
Shiva Kovil (number 2)
Shiva Kovil (number 3) And Gansh Kovil
Shiva Kovil (number 4)
Shiva Devala (number 5)
Thuparama Image House

Unidentified structure at the Nissanga Malla’s court

Vatadagê (The Stupa-house)
Vishnu Kovil (number 2)
Vishnu Devala (number 4) – Naipena Viharaya

Weijantha Palace (Palace of King Parakramabahu)

Map of Ancient Capital of  Polonnaruwa

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Driving Directions to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

The modern town of Polonnaruwa is also known as New Town, and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Through : Central Highway – Kurunegala – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :230 km
Travel Time : 4.45 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Matale – Dambulla – Habarana
Distance : 140 km
Travel Time : 3.5 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
Route from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Though : Maradankadawala – Habarana
Distance : 103 km
Travel Time : 2 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Though : Chenkaladi – Valachchena
Distance : 97 km
Travel Time : 2 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map


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