Sri Lanka 4th day - Polonnaruwa - Wed 11 Jan 2017 January 11th 2017 We left Lake Lodge at about 9.30 am and set off to the old medieval capital of Ceylon. Polonnaruwa was declared the capital city of Ceylon by King Vijayabahu I. Polonnaruwa became the second capital city of the country in 993 after the destruction of Anuradhapura.
Whilst driving along Basil told us about some of the history of Sri Lanka. For example that an old name for Sri Lanka was Seren ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Polonnaruwa The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more