Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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The Cultural Triangle--More than Three Sides, Pollonaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Cultural Triangle--More than Three Sides

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Sinhalese fought back. The Tamils were not the first invaders, however. Prior to the Tamils, the Sinhalese themselves colonized Sri Lanka, displacing or mixing with the native Sri Lankan people. Legends also depict invasions from India. Rama, ...

Elephant Road Crossing, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant Road Crossing

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of 100,000 lives. War (albeit back in 1073) was also the reason for the establishment of Polonnaruwa as the royal capital of Sri Lanka after Anuradhapura was conquered by invading Kingdoms from India. Today, the ancient city’s ruins remain in ...

Lost in Antiquity, Dambulla, Sigyria, and Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lost in Antiquity

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... by wild elephants and a million butterflies. After a beautiful drive (we saw no elephants, unfortunately) we reached our destination. Polonnaruwa is a city of ancient ruins, most of which date back to the 12th century. The city is a cross between ...

Off we go again, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Off we go again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... happy enough and I wish I'd have taken some pics but didn't want to appear rude. At 9.30am we set of for the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and its mid day by the time we get there. It's too bloody hot, no seriously it's mid 30s and feels like 50 degrees. ...

Hopping around the Ancient Cities, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hopping around the Ancient Cities

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... had never even heard of) is one of my favorite things about travel. Seeing those statues alone would make the long flight to Sri Lanka more than worthwhile! We saw a lot more great stuff as well. Having a car at this point finally became a total ...

RIP Pentax, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

RIP Pentax

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... after months of them my last Buddha. This one is one the oldest and most famous in the world. In this ancient city Polonnaruwa center piece is a large rock with three Buddhas carved into it, one sitting, one standing and one sleeping. The city ...

Watewanderawa, Aralaganwila, Sri Lanka travel blog

Watewanderawa

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... What better way to define our quest to reconnect with seven women in the Mahaweli. The Mahaweli is a large area in central Sri Lanka that was converted from scrub jungle to arable land through the construction of five major dams and a series of ...

Surprised, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Surprised

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... needed to be and deciced to walk it. Polonnaruwa was nothing like I had expected. As base for one of the premier sights in Sri Lanka, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, I was expecting a large touristic setup. In reality it was a dusty one street town and ...

Camp Anawanna, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... development, but it is 4 kilometers away from where the tourists are/go--another example of this "Cultural Triangle" region of Sri Lanka not having developed a strong tourism infrastructure yet. We saw no restaurants in town, either. It seems you really ...

Jumping through bureaucratic hoops, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jumping through bureaucratic hoops

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... got a little dirty and Mahmoud was taking Americans hostage, his brother fled to the safety of Sri Lanka... who knows...   In Polonnaruwa I checked out a couple of guesthouses... most of them are fairly dingy so I  settled on ...

Sri Lanka - The Cultural Triangle, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - The Cultural Triangle

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... Monday 11 Oct 2010                Sydney – KL – Negombo(Sri Lanka)             We're off for a short (for us) trip to ...

Polonnaruwa a Vélo, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa a Vélo

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... . Il s'agit d'un site archéologique où l'on peut voir les restes d'une ancienne cité glorieuse. Cette cité alors capitale du Sri Lanka connut son apogée lors du règne de Parakramabahu 1er (dur dur à prononcer...) qui fit ériger des gigantesques ...

cultural triangle - warning L tourist!, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

cultural triangle - warning L tourist!

A travel blog entry by woodlouse

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... hired a driver to take me to see the cultural triangle north of wasgamuwa. The day didn't start off to well. When we arrived at Polonnaruwa the driver took me straight to the museum. I tried to explain that I wanted to go to the guest house to drop my ...

On the Road to Ruins, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

On the Road to Ruins

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... Rankot Vihara is an immense red-brick dagoba rising to a height of some 55m, the fourth largest such structure in Sri Lanka.  Substantial Anuradhapuran-style vahalkadas stand at the four cardinal points, decorated with the usual dwarf, elephant and ...

Polonnaruwa- Ruins, Buddhas and Monkeys!!!, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa- Ruins, Buddhas and Monkeys!!!

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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After Dambulla, Sigiriya and Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa was our last stop in the cultural triangle before heading down to Ella.  Luckily we were able to fit it all in, but it did mean a few hours in the car.  Polonnaruwa, an ancient royal city, ...

Polonnaruwa og cave tempel, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa og cave tempel

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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Vi har besøkt Polonnaruwa i dag, Sri Lankas nest eldste by. Det er et utrolig stort område (det er jo tross alt en by) så Wirra kjørte oss fra sted til sted. Vi stopper ikke å la oss imponere av hva menneskene fikk til for over ...

Medieval Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Medieval Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by trent

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Cliff Claivin factoid: Sri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon...hence when you see 'Ceylon Tea', this means it's from Sri Lanka. :) Today I visited Polonnawaru, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka.  The ruins area is isolated in one large section of ...

An attempt at cycling round an ancient city, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

An attempt at cycling round an ancient city

A travel blog entry by williment

Two buses from Sigriya take us to Polonnaruwa the ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Ruins of the city are scattered around the small modern town. Similar to Hampi we have an entire ancient city to explore. We start exploring on bicycles, but given the quality ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... I stayed at a guesthouse with a tv so can wake up early in the morning to watch the polls closing and the results come in.  Sri Lanka is 11.5 hours later than Chicago time.  I woke up at 5:30 AM, turned on the tv and Obama had 3 electoral ...

Marooned, Giritale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Marooned

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... to clear up a little so we felt a bit optimistic about weather prospects. We immediately called Tissa and headed off towards Polonnaruwa.  There was evidence of washouts, overflows, and houses and shops flooded.  Then not far along the whole ...

Unexpected Beauties, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unexpected Beauties

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... of the setting was worth the whole price of admission: he was beautiful. The next morning, we were sitting on the bus departing Polonnaruwa and heard a voice behind us say, "Morning!" It was an Italian lady we had first met at Beach Villa our first ...

Ancient Cities...Continued, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient Cities...Continued

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Another day brings me to another of Sri Lanka's ancient cities.  Polannaruwa was a thriving commercial and religious center 800 years ago.  Although nearly 1,000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura (my next destination to the north). ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient capital of Sri Lanka, dates back to King Vijayabahu I who reunited the country in 1070AD and shifted the capital. However, it is his grandson Parakramabahu I, who had extensive irrigation built (which to this day still ...

I'm a survivor...., Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

I'm a survivor....

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... 30 mn de moins qu'hier pour arriver a Dambulla, situe a 75km de kandy, soit 2 h au lieu de 2h30... Arrive sans encombre a Polonnaruwa vers 11h10, me prends la tete avec des tuc tucs qui veulent m'arnaquer, en essayant de me vendre des tickets deja usages, ...

kadulla national park, Patthini Pedesa, Sri Lanka travel blog

kadulla national park

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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went on a safari where i saw hundreds of elephants, including many babies. our car also got hunted by an angry elephant for a while, quite scary but ...

Jungle Country, Giritale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jungle Country

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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We have downsized our packs and left over half at the villa for collection at the end of our Sri Lanaka touring.  In theory this frees us up each morning for a quick pack up and on the road. Our driver was on time and we were away soon after 9am. ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... e com vista sobre um lago. A principal razão que nos levou a Polonnaruwa foi visitar as ruínas da 2a capital histórica do Sri Lanka, mas acabamos por também fazer um curto safari de jipe (literalmente um Jeep, com umas boas décadas de uso) na Reserva ...

polonnaruwa, Patthini Pedesa, Sri Lanka travel blog

polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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went from kandy to polonnaruwa by bus. got a tuktuk driving me around the ancient city. was very cool to see! instead of bying an expensive ticket we payed the driver a little extra and he got us in everywhere for free as he "knew the gards" (=paying them ...

And if a stranger..., Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

And if a stranger...

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... , razias e travagens bruscas, isso é...impulse coisa nenhuma...é simplesmente falta de estômago para viajar nos transportes públicos do Sri Lanka... Faça-se um homem meu rapazola!  E se um pica aleatoriamente depois de olhar para a sua caraça, ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by mies

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