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Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

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Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

CountrySri Lanka
Date of Inscription1982
CategoryCultural Sites

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

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Capital: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Language: Sinhala, Tamil, English, other
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