Places of Interest in Polonnaruwa

Alahana Privena 
Atadage 

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

Hetadage

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)

Oth-pilimaya

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

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Route from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Though : Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :220 km
Travel time : 4.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Matale - Dambulla - Habarana
Distance from Colombo : 145 km
Travel time : 3.0 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps

Route from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Route from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Though : Maradankadawala - Habarana Distance from colombo : 105 km
Travel time : 2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Chenkaladi - Valachchena
Distance from colombo :100 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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