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Wander through Polonnaruwa

Prepare to immerse yourself in some culture with this private tour of Polonnaruwa. With kings ruling Sri Lanka from this ancient town, you can guarantee hidden treasures and stories that are just waiting to be told.
 
Wander through the long-forgotten sights and buddha statues dotted around highlighting the religious history. The ruins of the Vatadage should be your first port of call which boasts being 31-metres tall. Originally being seven floors high, even though the area has seen better days, the grandeur from its heyday is evident with statues and artwork still on show. Nearby, you’ll be able to admire the Audience Hall, one of the best-preserved structures in the town complete with elephant carvings and a grand total of 48 pillars, too.
 
Finish off by swinging by the oldest building in Polonnaruwa, Shiva Devale No. 2 dating back to 1070. Built entirely of stone and still standing strong, we’d love to know the secrets that the walls hold.
 
As the area is so large, it’s highly recommended to either rent a car or alternatively take advantage of the popular bike hire service, which adds a whole new element to this experience.
 
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Make sure to grab a snap of the Sleeping Buddha monument. Carved entirely from wood, this is a thing of absolute beauty. 

Venue Details

  • In/Out: Outdoors
  • Traveller Type: Adults, Couples, Families
  • Best for: Sightseeing, Adventure, Cultural, Sightseeing, Family Fun

Map & Address

  • You can get to Polonnaruwa via car. From Colombo the journey will take six hours. Alternatively, there are two domestic flights occurring daily taking 30-minutes. 

    You can get to Polonnaruwa via car. From Colombo the journey will take six hours. Alternatively, there are two domestic flights occurring daily taking 30-minutes.