Polonnaruwa Resthouse

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Lake Fish Lessons

A travel blog entry by deetour

9

... day we maxi cabbed to the cave temples: Royal Rock Temples. There are 5 separate caves with a total of 150 Buddha images. Belief is the first caves were created about 1 st Century BC and the king of Anuradhapura took refuge here when he was driven from his reign. If you want to know more, wear a skirt, cover your shoulders, buy a pair of socks & go visit them, amazing stuff. The walk up to the caves is memorable for 2 reasons, about a 70 ...

Good Vibrations

A travel blog entry by tobyhb

1

... questionable maneuvers. Living proof that men can multi-task after all...

I can also honestly say that Sri Lankan people are among the most friendly and courteous I have ever met. When I arrived I was concerned that people might display some hostility toward westerners, particularly given the history of colonial rule, and the recent rhetoric from world leaders regarding the human rights abuses perpetuated by the government here. But people have been delighted ...

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

26

... s vulnerability, so the capital moved yet again in the 13th century. The ruins that remain are impressive, and many ruins are in better shape than the ones at the much-older Anuradhapura, so they give a better sense of what the buildings once looked like.

Dennis and I took a bus from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa in the morning of February 8 (Day 45). This bus looked even older than the ones we had taken the previous day, and stuffing was popping out of ...

A big rock

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

5

... guide book in their hands...). Then proceeded to shout that it's the most expensive site they had visited in Asia. (Well, it's not really. More expensive sights - Angkor Wat is more expensive for a start...but granted that ticket is valid for 3 days). It was rather funny. The entrance to the rock is a long sandy path, leading past old gardens, rocky outcrops and overhangs and landscaping. All very pretty. And soon the steps started. 400m to the top. c. 1,200 ...

Exploring Pollonaruwa

A travel blog entry by lucifrost

10

... their fortune. Bet you would love to do that mum! He also told us that ten days ago, some men found the tomb of the 11th century king's wife which was fully mummified - her Sari and jewels still intact but they stole the treasure and burned her body because they didn't want to give it to the museum and lose the money for themselves. It is insane how little there is done to preserve these artefacts - people just stumble across them and ruin a huge part of history because they ...

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