About 800 years ago, Polonnaruwa was a thriving commercial and religious city in Sri Lanka with a lot of temples and religious buildings. Even if you visit this city today, you’ll be just amazed to see the treasures that are still in place.
The Royal Palace
This is the first set of ruins you will come across as soon as you enter the ancient city grounds. It is, of course, a massive structure, and quite an impressive building.
The swimming pool is located in a corner of the palace ground. Although the water you see in the pool today takes an alien greenish shade, it’s believed that fresh water must have been pumped in with the crocodile-mouth spouts here back in the day.
The Sacred Quadrangle
If you visit Polonnaruwa by an air taxi in Sri Lanka such as those the likes of Cinnamon Air, do not also forget to visit the Sacred Quadrangle, a compact group of amazing ruins bounded by one wall. You will definitely not regret it as it’s really worth visiting.
This is a 54-meter tall impressive dagaba in the city, and of course the largest dagaba Polonnaruwa has. You’ll be amazed to see that the temple is still in excellent condition although it dates back centuries.