Monday, March 5, 2018

The World Heritage Site of Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka

It is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, as was the island’s second great capital (11th-13th centuries A.D.) It houses some pretty impressive ruins and some not so old Buddha carvings. Some Brahmi inscriptions date back to the 2nd century B.C.
Polonnaruva, at one time this was a seven-story building.

Within the city limits as well as outside, there is an abundance of Buddhist and Hindu religious establishments. It is apparent that most of the Buddhist monasteries in Polonnaruva date from a period before the Polonnaruva era (mainly from the 8th century A.D.)

The options were walk, tuk-tuk, or bike around the site.

A very impressive series of carvings on granite.

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