Pedalling around Polonnaruwa

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.




About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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1 Response to Pedalling around Polonnaruwa

  1. Mom says:

    Great pictures. Lots to see.


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