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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara and Ruins City
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“ancient city” (92 reviews)
“sri lanka” (178 reviews)
“gal vihara” (49 reviews)
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We preferred this to Anuradhapura only because the carvings were present. Building, as they are newer, are better preserved too. Remember socks for when shoes are removed as the ground can be scorching and wear sunscreen, hats are removed in temples too. Cover shoulders and...More

Thank harri64
Reviewed yesterday

There is an awful lot to see here and it takes several hours to tour around the various sites in this extensive area of archeological ruins. I first visited 25 years ago and much has been done to restore the various buildings. I'm no archaeologist...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is defenitly a place anyone visiting srilanka have to visit. Full of different types of monuments telling the whole story of old srilanka. 20mile from sigriya/dambulla. Lots of these monuments are now active worshipping places so expect to coverup and remove ur shoes very...More

Thank Koteiba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a tuktuk to drive us around all the sites for 2000 rupees. Lots of people also do this by bike which is crazy in the crazily hot temperature. It took us maybe 2 hours to see everything. There are many historical ruins. For...More

Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This city consists of alot of historical sites and many tourists attractions . There are many top range hotels for dining and lodging . A superb city for a vacation with alot of site seeing

Thank hasitha s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a guided tour of the museum and Polunnaruwa ruins. I would recommend getting a guide as it cuts out wandering aimlessly and gives you detailed information about each site. A really enjoyable tour and well worth going to see. Gives a good insight...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tied this trip with an afternoon at Minneriya national park. It was a very interesting place with a wide range of temples from both Hinduism and Buddhism. You are able to walk right up to and even on/in most of the temples which being...More

Thank Leerichardson14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This whole complex was impressive, worth seeing. The entrance fee was higher than it should have been but most things in Sri Lanka are for foreigners. Get a bike hire from right outside the gate, not the ticket office. We paid 700 rupees for each...More

Thank A L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent here about 2.5 hours, we traveled by mototaxi inside (it was a good suggestion as it's hot there and I can't imagine moving here only by foot). This place impressed us. Must see. Be carefull with the monkeys- they're quite...More

Thank Кристина М
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay. Lady of the house so welcoming and generous with her time. Lovely ambiance had a lovely evening meal in the garden. We strongly recommend the hoppers. Definitely a stop over when we return. Thank you for a lovely memory. Angela &...More

Thank allakeane
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Tiri C
28 April 2017|
Response from Ανδρόμαχος Δ | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is paid at the Museum entrance, so their ticket counter serves the whole area. Usually the tickets are dated, and then stamped on the various points of interest, so I am not really sure if they can provide... More
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Stephanie F
18 April 2017|
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Response from Louise B | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hrs to do the ancient city and museum (by bike)
Jen M
26 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jen all ours were in our deal through Cosmos Tours Cheers