Polonnaruwa - Photos by Sri Lanka Travel Agency, Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa
Another of Sri Lanka’s lovely ancient cities can be seen at the lakeside ruins of Polonnaruwa. This site is much more compact than neighbouring Anuradhapura, making it easier to explore if you are short on time. The remains of temples and palaces from the 11th century Indian Chola dynasty are in excellent condition and well worth a visit. Polonnaruwa is located 46 miles southeast of Anuradhapura.