Located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka it is one of the ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka. Declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu in 1970 by defeating the Chola invaders. From ruins of royal palaces to bathing pools and ponds, temples, to the fauna and foliage of the area, this quaint historical city is ideal for a sightseeing and adventure. The Gal Vihara, Vatadage and Thuparama Image House are some of the best-known landmarks, whilst there are many others to be seen. Make your way to the Archaeological Museum in Polonnaruwa and find out more of this ancient land along with the pieces of Sri Lankan art of the centuries past. This city has been declared a World Heritage Site.