Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... store. The grocery store lacked a refrigerated section, though, so bran crackers and ginger snaps seemed like the next-best picnic option. (The modern city of Polonnaruwa does have a lot more 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 aren't expected ...

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pyevanni


... local rock about a mile away, we rented bikes and headed there instead. This rock cost 2 dollars to climb, was about the same size as Sigirya, had an amazing view of the surrounding valley and Sigiriya itself, and was far less trodden. We hiked through ancient Buddhist temples and arrived at the top of the massive boulder after scrambling through treacherous rocks and gullies. With only 3 other people on the top, it definitely beat the massive crowds we would have ...

Exploring Pollonaruwa

A travel blog entry by lucifrost


... many of (see pic) and which I thought was an ant hill but is actually a snake nest. Apparently there are 32 deaths each year from snake bites in sri Lanka, because they have cobras and vipers among many others. Of course being Buddhists, they don't harm of disturb the snakes and just let them roam freely round these tourists attractions. Luckily for us they are nocturnal, though he wanted to show us one (our guide was ex-army and had lived in the jungle for 10 years…. ...

Not what I expected

A travel blog entry by kimrichards


... replaced with some beat up white car. Mmmmmmm. Anyway, it had AC and went okay. We made the 3 hour journey to kandy, with the hotel owner, his wife and grandchild. His driving left a lot to be desired, but I arrived in one piece - the car did not... He reversed into a van on the way... Don't ask. As we drove south the scenery got greener and prettier. I am now at a lovely hotel in kandy, in a top floor room, with beautiful views and listening to chanting of sorts in the ...

Some inland culture in Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by oliviajensen


... from all the tourists hanging out of the jeeps trying to get the 'ultimate shot'... maybe I'm just spoilt having previously had some lovely experiences with elephants, but I can't help but think there will have to be some regulations put in place soon because it's only a matter of time before an elephant does a truck some damage. We saw a few actually charge a truck and although nothing happened and it was at a slow pace, I'm sure if more tiny ...


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