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Polonnaruwa

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Eastern Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.

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The ancient city of Polonnaruwa housed some of the biggest and most intact religious ruins around the Sri Lanka. This stone carved Buddha was one of many which were standing the test of time. For those of you interested in visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites on your career break or sabbatical, then put Sri Lanka on your list; you’ll find 8 World Heritage sites on this relatively small island.

Even though I wasn’t a fan of the lodging in Polonnaruwa, and there was very little to do around the town, the temple sites were worth the trip.  You can rent a bike and ride between the temple complexes or hire a tuk tuk to get around quicker without a heat stroke!  But make sure to stop and get the Cultural Triangle ticket for $50 which will get you into multiple sites around the area. 

Read more on Sherry's blog.

Written by  Sherry Ott.

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