Polonnaruwa was the capital city of the second kingdom of Sri Lanka and was built after abandoning Anuradhapura, with the knowledge and expertise gained from building Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa was made as an even greater city, well laid out and planned as a garden city. Massive irrigations projects were created during Polonnaruwa era agriculture was given prominence, according to historical records the excess rice crop has even been exported to neighboring countries. Polonnaruwa is one of history’s most astonishing urban creations, both because of its unusual dimensions and because of the very special relationship of its buildings with the natural setting. The city was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982. Lankatilaka, a large brick structure which has preserved a colossal image of Buddha – the Gal Vihara, with its gigantic rock sculptures which may be placed among the best of the ancient world creations – Rankot Vihara, an enormous stupa 175 m in diameter and 55 m high, are some of the most impressive and not to miss on a visit to Polonnaruwa

Uniqueness of Sri Lanka

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