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

Somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean

A travel blog entry by senorita-tes on Oct 05, 2015

5 comments, 79 photos

... was destroyed and is now a memorial to the lives lost. Many people were unable to rebuild their homes, businesses and villages and all these years later there is still an eerie sensation when you look out at the sea- knowing how powerful and devastating it can be. I was extremely moved by what I saw and when you tell the locals that you are from the USA they are honored to meet you because of the relief and aid the USA provided immediately after the Tsunami. ...

Yoke, book or papaya?

A travel blog entry by ggoat on Apr 09, 2015

15 photos

... 50. It was fun to be able to ride for a while, stop in some shade and look up the place where you were on Wikipedia.

The statue of King Parakramabahu I, on a site a couple of kilometres south of the rest of Polonnaruwa was a good example of something that, despite smart phones and good internet connections, remains a bone of contention.

Even to my eyes, the buildings (which seemed to me to be more ...

Cycling the Citadel

A travel blog entry by sql_spice on Feb 28, 2015

4 photos

... of Polonnaruwa, set over many acres in a woodsy, parklike setting. It was a lot of ground to cover in the heat, so we rented fixie bikes from our guesthouse owner and set off to the park (note to non-cyclists: "fixies" are 1-gear beater bikes, also known as "pieces of hipster sh*t" in Seattle).

The guidebook was not kidding- this park was huge. I really liked what Sri Lanka had done with its ruins, though- they left the crumbling ruins ...

Sri Lanka #3

A travel blog entry by lucyliamontour on Feb 21, 2015

2 comments, 8 photos

... such as: -Feeling sad by the fact wild dogs walk the street of Sri Lanka and look very unwell with skin conditions due to the heat, many limping or having lost a leg through being hit by traffic and you can hear some get shot at night. -Sri Lankans are very friendly and try to help you all the time. However, they are VERY persistent in trying to earn money off you so its easy to believe they are being friendly to try and gain your custom but I genuinely believe they ...

Millennium Elephant Foundation

A travel blog entry by campbell2015 on Feb 16, 2015

83 photos

The main goal of the day was visiting the Millennium Elephant Foundation. It houses a number of elephants rescued from various situations, such as aggressive mahouts working them in logging, or elephants retired from working in temples.
The family experience started in getting there; public transportation. We took a vintage train (all trains in Sri Lanka appear to be "vintage"). Price for ...