Deer Park Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Polonnaruwa was one of our two favorite sites in Sri Lanka (the other being Dambulla). It is truly a beautiful area with fantastic ruins and sculptures. On the way we stopped to visit a copy of the Avukana Buddha Statue which we had missed the day before, allegedly because of flooding. We also managed to catch water monitors being fed by a local man and captured some great photos.
Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after ...
... severe so we couldn't see much anyway. We arrived late on at a place near the lake, after almost running over a snake the full width of the road. In the light of day the lake was a lovely spot and was well positioned for our next stop which was the monkey camp ...
... 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 ...
... the best view. Some were driving in close.
We must have seen about sixty elephants at the water’s edge. There were even some new born elephants. The herd protects the babies!! It was difficult to see the younger elephants because the older ones were all around them. It was awesome to see all of the elephants. Sometimes a family unit would move away from the herd and get closer to us.
We stayed there for about an hour. We moved on to several stops ...
... this is the reality of it!
Today the Preschoolers were back in full force, and the paint was out as they did some potato stamping. As well as getting there breakfast and lunch here, they now get a glass of milk halfway through the morning...so they are sent home with full tummies and healthy bones!
The cookery class for ladies was also on this morning and I got to sample the end produce, which was very good indeed. ...