Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka | Travel | DestinationsAncient Cities in Sri Lanka
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader.
Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Polonnaruwa City is the second largest city in North Central Province, also known as one of the cleanest and more beautiful cities in the country. The green environment, amazing ancient constructions, Parakrama Samudra (a huge lake built in 1200), and attractive tourist hotels and hospitable people, attract tourists.