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

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld on Apr 03, 2015

58 photos

... owners of the place, but still the temples and the Buddha statues are awesome.

As time and rain were against us, we went by car to the big granite rock temple, all sculpted on the rock. Beautiful and big Buddha statues. But there started raining... luckily our driver was very gentle and came to rescue us with big umbrellas. Under the umbrellas we could see the white stupa and the monastry.

Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by jaseross on Mar 29, 2015

59 photos

... disappointed. I’m not sure exactly what it was that I was expecting but in my mind there should have been an open plateau. Instead there was a fenced compound, not too dissimilar to those that housed the old watchtowers around Belfast, which surrounded the temple. Knowing that we had some time to kill before sunrise, we changed into warm clothing and settled in amongst the others. Well-prepared couples were snuggled in sleeping bags and blankets whilst those in shorts and ...

Sri Lanka - Day 3 - Bike Safari

A travel blog entry by ckingnfinding on Mar 18, 2015

25 photos

... elephantselfie - the craze was not started by our safari group. For dinner, we were going to a Sri Lankan cooking demonstration and traditional buffet. No idea where exactly we were in Sri Lanka... bamboo lanterns lined the way to where I'd be gaining my next 1kg. It could've been the set of Survivor... The stars were shining in the sky, the smell of kerosene and aeroguard filled the air... Chilli Sambal now burning my mouth ...

Sri Lanka #3

A travel blog entry by lucyliamontour on Feb 21, 2015

2 comments, 8 photos

... d be several hundred steps to climb to get to the caves!) is 5 temples built in the rock all with various Buddhas and statues of Buddhist Worship inside. The rooms were beautiful, with paintings all over the walls and ceilings and ornate stone carvings galore. After a spot of lunch we began the long journey back to our home stay, luckily not as long as Friday's journey! Final reflections... As Liam ends his experience of living in Sri Lanka he will remember ...

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by bumihills on Dec 02, 2014

100 photos

... rock sculptures which may be placed among the chefs-d'œuvre of Sinhalese art; the Tivanka Pilimage, where wall paintings of the 13th century illustrate the jataka (narratives of the previous lives of Buddha), etc. Nissamkamalla hastily constructed monuments that, although less refined than those of Parakramabahu I, were nonetheless splendid: the Rankot Vihara, an enormous stupa 175 m in diameter and 55 m high, is one of the ...