Angsana

Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Giritale, Polonnaruwa.
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Ancient City

A travel blog entry by luciecox on Aug 20, 2014

223 photos

... us instead of making themselves useful around the house.

We spend the day visiting the ancient ruins of Polo which are divided into 5 groups. The heat is at its highest so we decide to walk rather than cycle as we don’t think we can face even a small hill pedalling on a bike. We probably walk at least 10 kilometres in the whole day which seems a lot more with this weather. The pictures will give you a better description of what we saw. We meet a few other tourists here ...

Worth the effort

A travel blog entry by offonourown2 on Jul 19, 2014

44 photos

... in parts as it was quite exposed but the monkeys that lived there kept us entertained to take our mind off the climb we still had to face.

Finally, after an hour of climbing, we reached the top and the views were lovely. 360 degrees of beautiful Sri Lanka stretched all around us.There was also the ancient citadel for us to explore and the temple which was built on the top. ...

Day 29

A travel blog entry by lou_sinton on Jun 22, 2014

9 photos

... part of the day was going to visit a Tamil lady who had fled from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa with her family in 1985 due to the civil war. Because of her Down Syndrome daughter, the family often had to hide in the jungle, at risk of discrimination, violence and rape. Her husband lost his job and 'fell in the river' and died. The daughter was sent to many orphanages whilst the mother tried to ...

A last day I'll not forget

A travel blog entry by carjack83 on Jun 06, 2014

... chair, telling them to kill it! Now just to give perspective, Lanka is full of wildlife, so over the last 7years at the school there have been snakes, cockroaches, ants, monkeys, squirrels, geckos, mongoose....they cause no issue whatsoever as they go along their merry way. But mice are a totally different kettle of fish. Still taking refuge on the chair, Milani (teacher) told me it had gone after going down ...

Chapter 4: Where Toby can't think of a witty title

A travel blog entry by tobyhb on May 22, 2014

... the physical exertion by making the trek through Horton Plains National Park to World's End, a sheer kilometre drop where the hill country meets the plains below. However, we needed to get there first, so we exhaustedly boarded a bus to Hatton, followed by a train to Haputale. The train journey took as through verdant tea plantations on a lovely scenic route.

However, after a landslide on the track, we became severely delayed, which resulted in the guesthouse I ...