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Address: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara and Ruins City
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Medieval capital of Sri Lanka

Extensive ruins of this ancient capital include the Kings Palace, audience hall, bath houses, temples and the quadrangle. A UNESCO world heritage site. Fascinating site. Well... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Extensive ruins of this ancient capital include the Kings Palace, audience hall, bath houses, temples and the quadrangle. A UNESCO world heritage site. Fascinating site. Well worth a visit. Don't miss the museum and Gal Vihare

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see! We hired bikes and cycled through the ancient city in the late afternoon. Beautiful and fascinating!

Thank Matt F
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ruins worth every rupee of slightly higher entrance fee. Rent a bike and enjoy ride around with many stops at points of interest. Better description what you are looking at will be nice. For now you could use a guide in printed version or a local guy.

Thank Michal C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really loved wandering around the magnificent sites of Polonnaruwa. The site is quite large and you are best to hire a bike or drive between the various ruins. You do need to take your shoes off at the temples and the ground can get quite hot so carry some socks with you. You won't regret a visit here.

Thank bilka
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A UNESCO protected archeological sight which is a must see. It is best done by car although some do hire bikes to get around. Its best to inquire before setting out. Entry fee is Rs. 5,000/- +/- per person ( foreigners ). Please check!! The sun is scorching so its best to arm yourself with plenty water and sun screen.... More 

Thank Suvieve
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First buy the tix and proceed inside.grab a map b4 u go in. The entrance to the anicent city is about 100metre from the tix ofc.i took a bus from habara

Thank k1zz
Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large site with lots to see, especially the enormous Buddha statues. you can also drive around the site and get out when you get to the things you want to see. Handy when it is mega hot!

Thank Alverbig
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This middle ages kingdom presents some wonderful building ruins and three most impressive Buddhas carved on the side of a bluff -- one sitting, one standing, and one reclining. The quality of the carving is excellent.

Thank BillandKathy27
Modling, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place on our 16 day tour through Sri Lanka. Although we have visited Yapahuwa as well I must admit that this place is far more impressive. The area is very wide spread and offers different temples, ponds, houses and Buddha statues from this period. Of course it strongly reminds on the locations of the Indiana Jones movies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many reviewers have complained about the US$25 entrance fee, but don't be deterred by these reviews. The complex of ruins and ancient structures are well worth the entrance fee. People spend $1500 or $2000 or more to travel to Sri Lanka and then complain about $25 fee to see world-class archeological treasures... come on! Start your tour at the museum,... More 

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