Yesterday, we hopped on yet another bus and made our way to Polonnaruwa, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Polonnaruwa is an ancient capital city and the the buildings — now in ruins — were constructed somewhere around the 12th century. I read somewhere that the ancient city is spread over about 45 square kilometers (although can’t confirm that because we didn’t buy a map), so most people hire a tuk-tuk to drive them around to the interesting ruins or rent a bike and drive themselves around. We rented a bike and pedaled ourselves around. It was a fun way to spend a day. (Interesting side note: Polonnaruwa is also in the Duran Duran Save a Prayer video).
Here are some of our favorite photos from the day (don’t worry, I’ve included the obligatory monkey shot) — although the photos do not do the site justice.