Historical Sites

Gal Viharaya
Gal Viharaya

Gal Viharaya, also known as Uttararamaya is a rock temple situated in the sacred city of Polonnaruwa in the North Central province. The temple was fashioned by king Parakramabahu 1 in the 12th century and it contains four enormous granite figures of Lord Buddha carved into stone, namely: the two seated figures, one standing figure and one reclining figure. Read More

Medirigiriya Vatadageya
Medirigiriya Vatadageya

When you think of Polonnaruwa, you are reminded of the vast lakes and ancient ruins that overwhelm the ocean. The most famous of the ruins in the Polonnaruwa district is the Kingdom Ruins and the Stone Temple near Polonnaruwa. But the most spectacular Vatadage in Sri Lanka, located at Medirigiriya, a short distance from Polonnaruwa, is hardly worth visiting by local and foreign tourists visiting Polonnaruwa. Read More


Atadage
Atadage

Atadage is another very old building located in the Polonnaruwa District, an ancient city in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This temple was built in the 11th century by King Vijayabahu I who reigned in the kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Read More

Sathmahal Prasadaya
Sathmahal Prasadaya

Sathmahal Prasadaya is an ancient 7 storied building located in the Dalada Maluwa premises in Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa District, an ancient city in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Built by King Parakramabahu the Great between the 11th and 13th centuries Read More



Pothgul Viharaya
Pothgul Viharaya

Potgul Vihara is a library and a monastery complex as per its name. It has now been revealed that it is the oldest such building in the whole of Sri Lanka. Mr. Bell suggested that the building may have been the board house built by King Parakramabahu I to listen to national stories. Such a building has not been found anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Mr Bell said this was a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture. Read More

Rankoth Vehera
Rankoth Vehera

Rankoth Vehera is a stupa built by King Nishanka Malla in the Polonnaruwa District, an ancient city in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Rankoth Vehera is one of the most famous and revered stupas of the Polonnaruwa period. This whole construction has always been brick used.The original height of the stupa is about 200 feet (61 m). Read More


Hetadage
Hetadage

Hetadage is another very old building located in the Polonnaruwa District, an ancient city in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This temple was built in the 11th century by King Vijayabahu I who reigned in the kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Read More

Polonnaruwa Vatadge
Polonnaruwa Vatadge

Polonnaruwa Watadage is an ancient structure belonging to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in the Polonnaruwa District of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. According to the legend, this stupa was built by King Nissankamalla who ruled at that time and it is Read More


Siva Devalaya
Siva Devalaya - Polonnaruwa

Siva Devalaya is an old Kovil in the Polonnaruwa district of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This Kovil is the oldest building of the Polonnaruwa period. It dates back to about the 10th century BC. This temple is made entirely of stone. That is why it still exists today as it was originally built. Read More

Pimburaththewa Lake
Pimburaththewa Lake

Piburuttewa Wewa is a popular tourist attraction located in the Aralaganwila area in the Polonnaruwa District in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is located at a distance of about 32.4 km from the city of Polonnaruwa and the journey time is about 30 minutes. Pimburaththewa Lake is Another beautiful place to visit in the Polonnaruwa district. Read More


Ancient Technology Museum & Wax Museum
Ancient Technology Museum & Wax Museum - Polonnaruwa

Ancient Technology Museum & Wax Museum is the second largest museum in the Polonnaruwa District of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This is also known as the Museum of Ancient Technology. It has three floors and is second only to the Colombo National Museum. This museum of ancient technology is built on a land of about two acres. Read More