Polonnaruwa is the second ancient capital of the island of Sri Lanka. The city served as the capital of the island between 1056 and 1236. There are plenty of delightful sites that showcase the grandiosity of this majestic phase, scattered lavishly throughout the city. You will be able to easily visit these places of religious and cultural significance as you travel in the region with Green Holiday Centre.
Gal Viharaya of Polonnaruwa is one of the most enchanting places that you can visit in Sri Lanka. Here you will find four incredibly beautiful statues of Buddha, carved on to a single granite rock. It is believed that at one point in time, each of these statues had a separate image house. It is also said that the statues would have been coated in gold!
Polonnaruwa Vatadage is yet another stunning attraction that you should definitely consider visiting. A vatadage is a unique structure that is built to protect a stupa. Polonnaruwa Vatadage has incredible rock carvings which make it one of the most fascinating sites in the city.
Lankatilake Temple, which was built by King Parakramabahu I is also a very popular attraction in the city. It is one of the most prominent sites of worship among the Buddhists in the land. Rankot Viharaya is yet another charming temple that you should not miss. It is the largest dagoba (Stupa) in Polonnaruwa and the fourth largest dagoba in Sri Lanka. Tivanka Image House which has a stunning array of frescoes depicting Buddha in his past lives is also a wonderful site that you should definitely consider including in your travel itinerary. Shiva Devale No.2 which is regarded to be the oldest building in Polonnaruwa, is a place that tourists rarely miss. This regal temple is made up entirely of stone!