Ruins of 19th Post in Polonnaruwa – 19 කණුව පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානය

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Ruins at the 19th post - An ancient stupa resembling a mound of earth
Ruins at the 19th post – An ancient stupa resembling a mound of earth

The city of Polonnaruwa is packed with ruins of the ancient kingdom. Although most of the town is now urbanized, you still find some ruins outside the main archaeological areas. The ruins identified as the “19th post ruins” on a regular archaeological board lies between Polonnaruwa and Kaduruwela, about 1.7 km from the Polonnaruwa clock tower.

The site consists of a large mound with large trees grown over it, and some pillars fallen and standing in the surrounding area. The mound of earth is probably an un-restored ancient stupa. The small piece of land which the ruins lies is surrounded by private land and some pillars can be seen on these lands.

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Map of Ruins at 19th Post at Polonnaruwa

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Driving Directions to Polonnaruwa Sacred City (Ruins at 19th Post)

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

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Though : Central Highway – Kurunegala – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :226 km
Travel time : 4.45 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 CityRoute 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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