Category: Sri Lanka

Cycling the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa (pronounced pol-oh-nah-roo-wa) is one of Sri Lanka’ cultural treasures, located in the central part of the country along with other commonly visited cities like Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Dambulla. For over three centuries, Polonnaruwa was a royal capital and thriving commercial centre before being abandoned in the early 13th century. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa became… Read more →

Climbing Lion Rock in Sigiriya

If you were to Google ‘Sri Lanka’ no doubt one of the first images to appear would be that of Sigiriya – a 200 metre tall rock, home to the preserved ruins of a palace built over 1500 years ago, and Sri Lanka’s most visited historic site. Whilst the rock itself is commonly referred to as Sigiriya by most, it’s… Read more →