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Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka
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Popular Attractions in Polonnaruwa

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
4.5/5
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Palace
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Minneriya National Park
4.7/5
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Sigiriya Lion Rock
4.5/5
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
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Sigiriya Lion Rock in Sri Lanka is a palace in the air built on red rock. It is the eighth wonder in the world, and the peak of the Cultural Triangle Project. This World Heritage Site is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. In early times, Sigiriya Lion Rock was like a giant, fierce lion. However, due to weathering, only the body remains. Sigiriya Lion Rock covers a large area, including a moat, garden square, giant rock and the rock peak, which are the tourist attractions in Sigiriya Lion Rock area.
Lotus Pond
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Polonnaruwa Tours & Tickets

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Day tour to Polonnaruwa From Kandy by Aaliya Tours
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Minneriya Park + Sigiriya Rock Day Tour
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Sigiriya Rock and Minneriya National Park from Kandy (Private Full Day Tour)
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There are obviously numerous places in the world where you can see a Buddha statue, most probably inside a Buddha temple. Temples in Buddhism are said to be representations of pure land and pure environment and are designed to inspire peace both inwards and outwards. It is understandable that the architecture of these temples varies from region to region due to cultural intermixing and other impacts. A Buddhist temple is not just the main building however; rather it is the complete surrounding environment around it. The design of the temple is to symbolize the five elements of nature; fire, water, air, earth, and the fifth one being wisdom. The following guide will help you know about 10 amazing places around the world where you can see a magnificent Buddha statue.
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[Sri Lanka's original ecological experience | See hundreds of wild elephants] Recommended index: If you want to see the most original natural environment and wildlife groups, then sit on a special open-top jeep Going deep into nature is the best way. Located in central Sri Lanka, between the Siglia and Polonnaruwa, the mi Neya National Park is the most important habitat for the wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Here, you can see hundreds of wild elephants at close range, which is very spectacular! Very large-scale elephants, some grazing in leisure, some strolling in the idle, even if the jeep parked close to them to watch the film, it does not affect the good mood of the wild elephants. Before entering the Minneapolis country, you must first sit on the open-top jeep, passing through the jungle, meadows, rivers, hills and lakes along the way. Monkeys, peacocks, various birds... appear in everyone In the field of vision. Unfortunately, my wide-angle lens is difficult to capture the small animal pythons with this line of sight. "Amphibious" Jeep has just climbed through the river and climbed up the high hills, attracting a car to exclaim. This jeep's bumpy feeling is really comparable to the desert sands. ! tips: 1 It takes about three hours to get back and forth in the open-air jeep to visit the Mineriya National Park. The sand is very large during the process. It is recommended to wear sunglasses and try to wrap the face with a scarf. 2The convertible can stand up and watch at any time while on the road, but there are jungles on the road. The terrain varies and you must pay attention to safety.
Posted: May 9, 2019