The second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa once served as Sri Lanka’s medieval capital. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage status, Polonnaruwa was ruled for almost 800 years ago during which it was a thriving economic and religious centre. The glories of the age-old empire can still be found in the many archaeological treasures scattered around. Travel through the ruins and delight yourself by exploring the remnants of this beautiful ancient kingdom, with its hundreds of tombs, temples and stupas. You have the option of learning about the kingdom’s ancient history and culture through expert guided tours. Currently, Polonnaruwa is undergoing a major development project called, “Awakening of Polonnaruwa” and promises to throw more time-honored wonders to its visitors.